January 30, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The Supreme Court of Canada held on Friday that a worker's right to strike is constitutionally protected. The court's decision came after a challenge to the constitutionality of a Saskatchewan statute that limited the ability of "essential service employees" from participating in any strike action ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
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 ...[read more]
January 10, 2011
by LaToya Sawyer
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that refusal by provincial marriage commissioners to marry same-sex couples violates § 15(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The decision invalidates a proposed amendment to Saskatchewan's Marriage Act of 1995 that would allow for ...[read more]
November 16, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On November 16, 1885, the Canadian government executed Metis leader Louis Riel for high treason in the wake of the "Northwest Rebellion" that had pitted the Metis (descendants of French traders and native tribes) in what is now Saskatchewan against Canadian troops. Although Riel has lately been ...[read more]
July 31, 2009
by JURIST Staff
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 ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench on Tuesday approved a settlement agreement between Canadian meatpacker Maple Leaf Foods and class action plaintiffs who brought suit against the company in connection with sales of meat tainted with listeria monocytogenes. The tainted meat sickened 56 ...[read more]
February 1, 2005
by Matt Lubniewski
Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler Tuesday introduced what he termed landmark legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Canadian federal law. Cotler described the Civil Marriage Act as protecting both minority rights and freedom of religion, so that no religious officials wi... ...[read more]
November 5, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
N.W. and J.R. et al. v. Attorney General of Canada et al., November 5, 2004. Read the opinion here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 5, 2004
by Chris Buell
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. ...[read more]

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