Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced in late November a public inquiry into how the economically disastrous Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project was approved....Read More The pitfalls of short-circuited project reviews
Late in November, Sheilah L. Martin, a bilingual Anglo-Montrealer, who has had a prestigious career in Alberta, was nominated as a Supreme Court of...Read More The false francophone-Indigenous conflict over SCC judges
November seemed to be religious freedom month in Ottawa. The month was book-ended by two significant Supreme Court of Canada hearings on religious freedom....Read More We must include religion in the dialogue about diversity
Entitlement to equal status for women in the Indian Act has once again been delayed, after the House of Commons voted in favour of...Read More Equality delayed is equality denied for Indigenous women
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its ruling on the first case of Indigenous religious freedom under the modern constitutional...Read More The impossibility of Indigenous religious freedom
In R. v. Cody this summer, the Supreme Court decisively affirmed its interpretation of the Charter right to a trial “within a reasonable time.”...Read More The Jordan decision’s impact on cases of violence against women
Bill 62, passed on October 18 in Quebec, has spawned another highly charged, difficult discussion about religious differences, inclusion and equality. The bill is...Read More The tenuous constitutionality of Bill 62
On September 29, 2017, Canadians were well served by the judicial system. At a time when Indigenous people are falling through the cracks of...Read More Can our justice system cope with mental illness?