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Articles | Wendy Tso | November 1, 2006
Justice Minister announces controversial reforms for appointing federal judges

Category: Democratic Governance

On November 8th, 2006, Justice Minister Vic Toews announced plans to give police officers a role in choosing Canada’s judges. Since 1988, a seven member panel in each province called a Judicial Advisory […]

Articles | Elizabeth Liu | November 1, 2006
Supreme Court of Canada affirms the right to trial by jury under the Charter

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

On October 26, 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in R. v. Krieger held that the trial judge breached Grant Krieger’s constitutional right to a proper trial by jury under section 11(f) of the Charter of […]

Articles | Kaelen Onusko | January 1, 2005
Same-Sex Marriage

Category: The Charter, Equality Rights (Section 15)

In 2005, the Marriage for Civil Purposes Act,[i] also known as Bill C-38, became law. This Act gives same-sex couples the legal right to marry, making Canada only the fourth country in the […]

Points of View | Peter Lougheed | January 1, 1998
Why A Notwithstanding Clause?

Category: The Charter

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