Liberty and due process / Liberté et droits procéduraux




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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Leave to Appeal Granted: Association of justice counsel v Attorney General of Canada

On Thursday, the Supreme Court granted leave to appeal [1] from the Federal Court of Appeal to the Association of Justice Counsel. The Association represents a group of employees who provide legal advice on immigration…


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A Trump Presidency’s Cost to the Courts

Tuesday’s historic elections results have Americans reeling. Many are having to consider the unthinkable: Will the wall actually be built? Is climate change a forgotten imminent threat? What is the future of gun control? Do I still have…