Government accountability / L’imputabilité du gouvernement


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Supreme Court Rules that Litigation Privilege Cannot be Overridden Without a Statute’s Express Language

The Supreme Court ruled that litigation privilege is protected by the same rules of statutory interpretation as solicitor client privilege. Namely, a statute must be clear and unambiguous about its overriding of litigation privilege to…




Protestors kettled by the Toronto Police during the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 26, 2010

Bahamas Government Balks at IACHR Communication

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in a November 4th communication to the Bahamas government granted protective measures in respect of five Bahamians associated with the Save the Bays environmental lobby group. After local…



Protestors kettled by the Toronto Police during the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 26, 2010

Supreme Court Dismisses Police’s Appeal in G20 Case, Gives Class Action Clearance to Move Ahead with Lawsuits

In a decision handed down on November 10 the Supreme Court of Canada, in the case of Toronto Police Services Board v. Good,  dismissed the appeal by the Toronto Police Services Board from a lower court decision. The…


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Protecting Our Youth: The Over-Reliance on Incarceration in the New Brunswick Youth Criminal Justice System

The preamble to the Youth Criminal Justice Act acknowledges that “Canadian society should have a youth criminal justice system that… reduces the over-reliance on incarceration for non-violent young persons.” In New Brunswick, this mandate has…


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Philippines: qui arrêtera Duterte?

Dans un communiqué daté du 18 août 2016, des experts de l’ONU condamnent la guerre sanglante contre la drogue qui fait rage aux Philippines depuis l’arrivée au pouvoir du président Rodrigo Duterte en mai dernier. Selon eux, la réponse…