Carissima Mathen is associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa and a former constitutional litigator. A constitutional and criminal law expert, her scholarly research includes such topics as the separation of powers, judicial review, and the nature of criminal wrongdoing. She is one of Canada’s most active legal commentators, and is featured regularly on television, radio and in print.

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Defending the Court Challenges Program

After much anticipation, the federal government has announced the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program. Set to cost $12 million over five years, the CCP will assist Canadians with legal challenges to advance and protect …

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Pushing it

After 10 years of Conservative appointments it is not at all clear that the courts — and certainly the Supreme Court of Canada — are in worse shape than they were when Stephen Harper took …

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