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Significant New Statutory Protections for Journalistic Sources Affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada

Canada - October 7 2019 The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has given effect to important new protections for journalistic source information in Denis v. Côté, 2019 SCC 44…

Pierre N. Gemson, Veronica Sjolin.

Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down the Mandatory Victim Surcharge

Canada - December 17 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the mandatory victim surcharge in section 737 of the Criminal Code on the grounds that it is a cruel and…

Alannah Fotheringham, Pierre N. Gemson.

Supreme Court Releases its decision in the "Free the Beer Case"

Canada - April 19 2018 A man's quest for cheaper beer has led the Supreme Court to revise the interpretation of s. 121 of the Constitution Act. Unfortunately, it will not…

Ewa Krajewska.

Canada’s absolute criminal prohibition on physician assisted death is unconstitutional

Canada - February 6 2015 The Supreme Court of Canada has pronounced its long-awaited judgment in the Carter proceedings that tested the constitutionality of Canada’s…

Duncan A. W. Ault.