Yearly Archive: 2013

BULLETIN: SCC Releases Landmark Decision in Canada v Bedford, Strikes Down Prostitution Laws

In a surprising turn of events, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its judgment in Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 [Bedford] as its final case before...

The Supreme Court Sends a Clear Message in Katz Group v Ontario that Judges Should Defer to Government Policy

Much of what governments do in Canada is ruled by secondary legislation.  These regulations fill thousands of pages, often dealing with complex technical issues.   Parliament passes statutes with general principles,...

Conservatives Twist Trudeau’s Tweet: Guns, Rights, Judges, and Mandatory Minimums

Further to my bulletin posted here, on November 12, 2013, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA) has struck down the three-year mandatory minimum sentence for possession of prohibited or...