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Articles | Wendy Tso | November 1, 2006
Immigration and Refugee Board ‘Judge’ charged with misconduct

Category: Democratic Governance

On October 3rd, 2006, CTV News released a video tape of Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator Steve Ellis engaging in improper conduct as he met with a female refugee applicant at a […]

Articles | Wendy Tso | November 1, 2006
Reverse Onus stirs up Charter controversy

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

Fulfilling his election promise to crack down on crime, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced plans for new legislation similar to the United States’ “three strikes” policy, aimed at repeat and […]

Articles | Graham Darling | November 1, 2006
Do provincial smoking bans apply on Aboriginal reserves?

Category: Federalism, Aboriginal Rights

The Federal and Manitoba governments do not agree on who controls smoking on Aboriginal reserves. Manitoba has a Non-Smokers Health Protection Act that bans smoking inside public places but excuses Aboriginal reserves […]

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 […]

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