Monthly Archive: November 2017

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Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Part 2): On Review and Consultation

Part 1 of TheCourt.ca’s coverage of Ktunaxa v BC covered the decision’s contribution to freedom of religion jurisprudence. In part 2, I ask: What does an obscure snowy mountain in...

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Against Unfounding: Sexual Assault Investigation & A Proposed Class Action Against Police

This post discusses the constitutional challenge recently brought by sexual assault complainant Ava Williams against the London, ON Police Services (“LPS”). The plaintiff alleges that the police force engaged in...

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Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Part 1): Religious Freedom and Objects of Worship

On November 2 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its much-awaited decision on the matter of Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations). In today’s...

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Office of the Children’s Lawyer v J.P.B. and C.R.B.: Considering the Best Interests of the Child in International Child Custody Cases

On November 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) heard the case of Office of the Children’s Lawyer v J.P.B and C.R.B. While judgment has yet to be rendered,...

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Freedom of Expression and Subjective Feelings of Fear at a Town Hall Protest

Political protest is undeniably an essential right in a free and democratic society, but constitutional protection of that right is not absolute; acts and threats of violence, which serve to...