Category: In the Media

9147-0732 Québec Inc: Does Section 12 Protect Corporations From Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

In 9147-0732 Québec Inc. c Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, 2019 QCCA 373 [9147-0732 Québec Inc.], a case that has attracted some media attention, the Quebec Court of Appeal...

Only “Counsel” and “Media” Can Tweet Inside Court: A Charter Infringement?

The open court principle requires that the media is able to report on court proceedings, except in rare cases where doing so would infringe, for example, an accused’s right to...

SCC to Consider Multinational Corporate Accountability in Araya v Nevsun: A Q&A with Plaintiffs’ Counsel

In January 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”), will be hearing an appeal of Araya v Nevsun, 2017 BCCA 401 [Nevsun], which involves a group of Eritrean plaintiffs who filed a...

Canada Summer Jobs: Attestation Sparks Debate Over Government Overreach

In December 2017, the Canadian government announced changes to its Canada Summer Jobs (“CSJ”) program that sparked debate over the program’s constitutionality. CSJ is a funding subsidy designed to provide...