The Supreme Court of Canada ended a long-standing dispute between the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador today over the sharing of profits from a hydroelectric plant on Labrador’s Churchill River, deciding that the contract cannot be revisited by the courts.
In a trilogy of impaired driving cases the Supreme Court of Canada decided today, the appeals of two Alberta men who had demanded maintenance records for the breathalyzer instruments used following roadside pull-overs were dismissed, while the Quebec Crown’s appeal of a demand for disclosure was also dismissed.
When Marshall Rothstein was being considered as a puisne judge on the Supreme Court of Canada in the winter of 2006, he was the first candidate to go through a parliamentary hearing process and answer questions from a special parliamentary committee prior to his appointment.
Although the Crown must act honourably toward Canada’s Indigenous peoples, Parliament is not required to consult them when making laws, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case.
Parliamentary privilege did not extend to firing security guards for misconduct, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today in dismissing an appeal by the president of Quebec’s National Assembly.
A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by a co-worker — whose employment was subsequently terminated and who now claims damages for wrongful dismissal — has been granted intervener status in the upcoming trial in what may be a first in Canada.
Canadian internet service providers will not have to bear the costs of providing subscriber records to copyright holders, such as movie producers, where copyright infringement is suspected, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.
As the deadline looms for governments to establish or oversee legal outlets for the sale of recreational cannabis, at least one group of First Nations has said it plans to draft its own cannabis laws rather than wait for a provincial government to impose regulations.