Jul 13, 2018
A major tobacco company’s bid for production of a collection of British Columbia health-care databases containing coded health-care information has ended today, with the Supreme Court of Canada allowing the appeal of the province in dismissing Philip Morris International’s application. However, the tobacco giant and other defendants are still entitled to production of the databases if any of B.C.’s expert witnesses should rely on them.
Jul 6, 2018
In the first such Quebec case to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada, a landowner’s bylaw challenge was found to be prescribed by a time limitation, but the court has allowed the case to continue in Quebec’s Superior Court on the unresolved claims, including for an indemnity of disguised expropriation.
Jun 21, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to an appeal of a summary judgment dismissing a class action brought by land surveyors against Teranet, the body that manages Ontario’s electronic land registry system for the Ontario government.
Jun 1, 2018
In a unanimous decision Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the courts have no jurisdiction to address the procedural fairness of religious groups or other volunteer organizations.
Jun 1, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada has found that the Law Society Appeal Tribunal erred when it found lawyer Joseph Groia committed professional misconduct during a case that ended more than a decade ago, and the SCC has dismissed the complaints against him.
May 23, 2018
A case being heard at the Supreme Court of Canada today could be an early indicator of how new Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner looks at issues of free expression in a matter some suggest could be a landmark case.
- May 22, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, all relating to constitutional law, the Canadian charter, and two with production of evidence. In the first, most high-profile case, Vice Media will make a case for press freedom in refusing to share information on a story source, who was an ISIS fighter. The second two appeals relate to child luring via the internet.
May 18, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, which found a forestry company liable for the death of a contract worker employed on its premises.
- Apr 24, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week, all in civil cases. Two Quebec cases involve corporations being sued for professional misconduct or breach of contract, while a British Columbia case has to do with contract law as it concerns subsidized tenants with trust funds. Finally, Rogers Communications is seeking payment from a film production company for producing customer records.
- Apr 16, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, all criminal. Four cases address victim surcharges in criminal cases, and the last is an appeal of the acquittal of a London, Ont. high school teacher of voyeurism.
Apr 13, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada released its reasons today for upholding first-degree murder convictions against a man and his common-law wife in the death of his young daughter and elucidated on the meaning of “unlawful confinement” in parent-child relationships.
Mar 23, 2018
Retired Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin has been appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal.
- Mar 19, 2018
- Feb 12, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear four appeals this week. The Orphan Well Association and Alberta Energy Regulator will face off against bankruptcy trustee Grant Thornton in court on Thursday, asking the high court to decide on the sale of a bankrupt company’s oil and gas properties, and the costs of remediation for orphan wells. Appeals in three criminal cases relate to murder or sexual assault convictions.
- Feb 5, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, including three criminal cases involving driving “over 80” and production of evidence; an unjust enrichment claim; and an appeal in a sexual assault case in which the Court of Appeal of Alberta had found that a trial judge had erred by relying on a stereotype about the behaviour of sexual assault victims.
Jan 25, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada has now heard an appeal from an Alberta First Nation that, if successful, could have a significant impact on First Nations’ role in the creation of legislation where it involves their treaty rights.
Jan 11, 2018
When Gerald Le Dain was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984, he had a distinguished background as a jurist and academic.
Dec 12, 2017
Richard Wagner has been named as the Supreme Court of Canada's next chief justice.
Dec 11, 2017
Two Supreme Court of Canada rulings last week focused on expectations of privacy in text messages.In one case, a production order used to gather text messages that served as evidence against an accused man stood, but in another case, R. v. Nour Marakah, the SCC ruled the text messages had been improperly seized.