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Québec’s Gun Registry Appeal to the SCC

There is no shortage of tension between the federal Conservative government and the province of Québec. Matters include: the Supreme Court of Canada Senate Reference; the intention to appoint Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court…


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Bill-52 (Euthanasia) Debate Continues

Debate around Québec’s Bill-52 (Euthanasia), introduced by the Parti Québécois, continues. For background information, read a previous entry. Professor Margaret Somerville, a leading expert and founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law…


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Québec’s Bill-52 (Euthanasia) & SCC Implications

Conflict at the end-of-life, particularly between families and healthcare providers, involves many complex factors: differing opinions surrounding a patient’s prognosis, cultural differences, moral values and religious beliefs, associated costs, internal family dynamics, and of course,…


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Québec’s Secular Charter: Former Supreme Court Justices Speak Out

It is a topic seldom discussed in Canadian politics: the lives, and influences, of former Supreme Court of Canada justices. The power SCC justices can possess while retired from the bench is being displayed in…