Tagged: supreme court of canada

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness v Chhina: Can Immigration Detainees Access the Writ of Habeas Corpus?

With the high-profile coverage of Ebrahim Toure and Kashif Ali, issues surrounding immigration detention has received increased scrutiny from public and legal communities alike. In a few weeks, the Supreme...

Duty to Consult, Honour of the Crown, and Legislatures – An Unclear Way Forward for Indigenous Communities in Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada (Governor General in Council)

The recent decision Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40, resulted in a divided Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”), and an unclear way forward...

R v Barton: Do “Rape Shield” Laws Apply in First Degree Murder Cases?

Author’s Note:  This article and the linked case discuss sexual violence and violence against women that may be upsetting to readers.   Introduction Myths and stereotypes about consent, women’s sexuality, and...