November 23, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday upheld a ban on pharmacies selling their own generic drug brands. The ruling addresses the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act and the Ontario Drug Benefit Act which were meant to control the rising price of pharmaceuticals. Under this scheme, ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
The Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled Tuesday that Section 95 of the Criminal Code, which established a three-year minimum sentence for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and a five-year minimum sentence for the possession of an unlicensed firearm for repeat offenders, is unconstitutional. ...[read more]
July 6, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Ontario Superior Court on Friday acquitted Jacques Mungwarere of one count of genocide by murder and one count of crimes against humanity by murder. The charges arose from Mungwarere's alleged involvement in a massacre during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Judge Michel Charbonneau found that ...[read more]
April 29, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr, who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned in a maximum security prison in Ontario serving out six years of an eight-year sentence for war crimes. Khadr was ...[read more]
April 25, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Toronto judge ruled Wednesday that a Muslim woman must remove her niqab while testifying in a sexual abuse case. The woman, known as NS, has been fighting for years to be allowed to wear her niqab while testifying and took her case to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled in December that ...[read more]
March 31, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 31, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to review a ruling from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, which would permit standing for Sheryl Kiselbach, a former sex worker from Vancouver, if affirmed. Kiselbach initiated a lawsuit challenging anti-prostitution laws in 2007, but ...[read more]
March 1, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 1, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a decision by the Canadian Parliament in 2000 to deny retroactive survivor benefits to same-sex couples was unconstitutional discrimination under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. That legislation recognized legal rights for same- ...[read more]
February 2, 2013
by Max Slater
The top court in Ontario on Friday upheld Canada's general ban on marijuana, reversing a lower court decision which held that the nation's marijuana laws were unconstitutional. The Court of Appeal for Ontario held that although a total ban on the use of medicinal marijuana would be ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On February 1, 2008, a unanimous New York state appeals court ruled that the state is legally obligated to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) represented Patricia Martinez against her Rochester-based employer, Monroe Community College, which ...[read more]
December 21, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that trial court judges may determine on a case-by-case basis whether a Muslim woman should be required to remove her niqab while testifying in court. The split-decision upholds the ruling of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. The Supreme Court sought to ...[read more]

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