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Legal News
16 Feb 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] on Friday struck down [judgment, PDF] part of the nation's anti-money laundering and terrorist financing law pertaining to lawyers, on the grounds that the legislation infringed on lawyers' duty to their clients. A unanimous court found that provisions of the Proceeds of … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jan 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] held on Friday that a worker's right to strike is constitutionally protected. The court's decision [text] came after a challenge to the constitutionality of a Saskatchewan statute [text, PDF] that limited the ability of "essential service employees" from participating in any strike … [read more]

Academic Commentary
19 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Ken E. Norman of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty of Law draws a comparison between the notion of free speech in the United States with the Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling upholding a prohibition on hate speech ... The last two days in February witnessed stories … [read more]

Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] ruled [judgment] Wednesday that limitations on free speech with regards to hate speech are constitutionally valid. Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text], every Canadian is entitled to "freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jan 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that common law couples do not have the same rights as married couple in Quebec. The case involves a common law couple with three children in which the mother filed suit for spousal support, "partition of the family … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jan 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson [official profile], amid a growing controversy over a previous declaration [JURIST report] that non-resident same-sex marriages [JURIST news archive] performed in Canada are not legal unless recognized by the participants' home countries, indicated Friday that the Canadian government considers all same-sex marriages performed in … [read more]

Legal News
13 Jan 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Canadian government has given notice that the same-sex marriages [JURIST news archive] performed in Canada between non-Canadian couples are invalid. This means that couples who came to Canada since 2004 to get married are not legally wed. The reversal is policy came to light when a lesbian couple … [read more]

Legal News
10 Jan 2011
by LaToya Sawyer

[JURIST] The Saskatchewan Court of Appeals [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion text, PDF; case summary] that refusal by provincial marriage commissioners to marry same-sex couples violates § 15(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms [text]. The decision invalidates a proposed amendment to Saskatchewan's Marriage Act of 1995 [text; … [read more]

Academic Commentary
31 Jul 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Pamela A. Jordan, an associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) who writes on politics and human rights developments in Russia, says that the recent murder of Chechnya human rights activist Natalia Estemirova may help jolt average Russians into demanding that their leaders finally … [read more]

Legal News
11 Mar 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench [official website] on Tuesday approved a settlement agreement [text, PDF] between Canadian meatpacker Maple Leaf Foods [corporate website] and class action plaintiffs who brought suit against the company [plaintiffs website] in connection with sales of meat tainted with listeria monocytogenes [CDC backgrounder]. The … [read more]

Legal News
3 Feb 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] Canadian meat producer Maple Leaf Foods [corporate website] announced Monday that it had reached a proposed settlement agreement [notice of proposed settlement, PDF] with class action plaintiffs who brought suit against the company [class action website] in connection with sales of meat tainted with listeria monocytogenes [CDC backgrounder], which … [read more]

Legal News
1 Feb 2005
by Matt Lubniewski

[JURIST] Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler [official profile] Tuesday introduced what he termed "landmark legislation" to legalize same-sex marriage in Canadian federal law. Cotler described the Civil Marriage Act [background from Canada's Department of Justice] as protecting both minority rights and freedom of religion, so "that no religious officials will … [read more]

Legal News
5 Nov 2004
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] A Saskatchewan judge has ruled that a Canadian federal law on marriage is unconsitutional, making it the seventh jurisdiction in the country to approve same-sex marriages. The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to rule on proposed legislation legalizing same-sex marriages throughout the country. CBC News has more. … [read more]

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