|Illustration: Todd Julie|
In my last Top Court Tales, published in January, I picked R. v. Sinclair
as the worst Supreme Court of Canada decision of 2010. Sinclair
was pretty bad, on the wrong side of good sense and civil liberty, but as it turns out I jumped the gun. Sinclair
looks good next to the egregious Reference re Assisted Human Reproduction Act
, released three days before Christmas and after I wrote the previous column. Perhaps the Supreme Court hoped that, overwhelmed by festive cheer, we’d miss this decision.