Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-racism jury reforms

Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-racism jury reforms

A law passed by the Liberal government to counter racism in the court system and diversify juries is facing a challenge today before Canada’s highest court from people who argue the changes undermine the rights of the accused. The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this morning involving Pardeep Chouhan, a Greater Toronto Area man […]

U.S. Google monopoly case could hit Supreme Court American Express hurdle

U.S. Google monopoly case could hit Supreme Court American Express hurdle

As the Justice Department prepares to file a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, a 2018 Supreme Court decision in favour of American Express Co. could complicate matters. Attorney General William Barr is expected as soon as September to sue the search and online advertising giant, alleging it engages in anticompetitive conduct, according to […]

Supreme Court rules Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people before drafting laws

Supreme Court rules Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people before drafting laws

Canada’s lawmakers do not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing legislation that might affect constitutionally protected Indigenous and treaty rights, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision will be welcomed by the federal government, which has argued such an obligation would be far too onerous and slow down the legislative process considerably. […]

Beverley McLachlin on her controversies, activism, Supreme Court legacy

Beverley McLachlin on her controversies, activism, Supreme Court legacy

(Watch Rosemary Barton’s interview with retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on The National, airing on Sunday Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. on CBC News Network, 10 p.m. on CBC Television (10:30 NT) and online at cbc.ca/thenational.) Beverley McLachlin was instrumental in Canada’s most important legal decisions for nearly three decades, helping to shape the laws of the land, the powers of the government and the […]