Tagged: Constitutional law

Section 33.1 of the Criminal Code declared “of no force and effect” in R v Brown

In May 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC” or the “Court”) released two important decisions in R v Brown, 2022 SCC 18 [Brown] and its companion case, R...

The Slow-Moving, Silent, and Creeping Constitutional Crises facing Canada

Introduction: Recent laws passed by the Provincial Legislatures in Alberta and Quebec have reignited old, unsettled frictions about the appropriate division of powers between Canada’s Provinces and Federal Government. The...

Appeals Watch: Clashing Constitutional Principles — SCC grants leave in Cindy Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

  Introduction   On April 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) granted an application for leave in the case of Cindy Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2021...