Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen at sunset in Ottawa, Tuesday September 1, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court to examine minimum sentences for fentanyl trafficking

The high court has agreed to jointly hear the appeals of two men who received stiffer penalties

 

Clouds pass by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday June 12, 2020. The Supreme Court of Canada says only people, not corporations, benefit from the charter protection against cruel and unusual punishment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Protection against cruel punishment doesn’t apply to corporations: Supreme Court

‘It is a constitutional standard that cannot apply to treatments or punishments imposed on corporations’

 

Clouds pass by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Friday June 12, 2020. The Supreme Court of Canada says only people, not corporations, benefit from the charter protection against cruel and unusual punishment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Protection against cruel punishment doesn’t apply to corporations: Supreme Court of Canada

Decision comes in a case involving a numbered company that faced a fine under the Quebec Building Act

 

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal of Quebec comedian on joke complaint

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal of Quebec comedian on joke complaint

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal of Quebec comedian on joke complaint

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeal of Quebec comedian on joke complaint
The Supreme Court of Canada will look at whether a class action aimed at video lottery terminals will proceed, in a July 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Supreme Court of Canada to rule on video lottery terminals class-action case

Decision on whether the case will proceed is on the way

The Supreme Court of Canada will look at whether a class action aimed at video lottery terminals will proceed, in a July 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A ruling is on the way concerning a federal law that forbids companies from making people undergo genetic testing before buying insurance or other services, in a July 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of genetic discrimination law

Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness challenges ruling

A ruling is on the way concerning a federal law that forbids companies from making people undergo genetic testing before buying insurance or other services, in a July 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
In November Uber challenged an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that found the company’s policies around forced arbitration were “unconscionable” and “unenforceable,” in a June 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Supreme Court to release ruling in Uber case, which may pave way for class-action

Uber challenged Ontario Court of Appeal decision in November

In November Uber challenged an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that found the company’s policies around forced arbitration were “unconscionable” and “unenforceable,” in a June 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Trial and error: Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court’s virtual hearing

Trial and error: Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court’s virtual hearing

Trial and error: Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court’s virtual hearing

Trial and error: Technical hiccup interrupts Supreme Court’s virtual hearing

Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case

Supreme Court rules against speeder in dangerous-driving case
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has cleared another legal hurdle. The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed five leaves to appeal mounted by environment and Indigenous groups, all of which wanted the court to hear arguments about whether cabinet’s decision to approve the pipeline violated the Species at Risk Act due to fears the project would harm the highly endangered southern resident killer whales. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Supreme Court will not hear B.C. groups’ Trans Mountain pipeline expansion appeal cases

As usual, the Supreme Court did not give any reasons for its decision

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has cleared another legal hurdle. The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed five leaves to appeal mounted by environment and Indigenous groups, all of which wanted the court to hear arguments about whether cabinet’s decision to approve the pipeline violated the Species at Risk Act due to fears the project would harm the highly endangered southern resident killer whales. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa on January 16, 2020. The Supreme Court of Canada will revisit the decisions of courts in British Columbia and Ontario that said the federal law allowing prolonged solitary confinement in prison was unconstitutional. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Supreme Court of Canada to hear appeals on solitary confinement

The Supreme Court also said it would hear cross-appeals from civil liberties group

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa on January 16, 2020. The Supreme Court of Canada will revisit the decisions of courts in British Columbia and Ontario that said the federal law allowing prolonged solitary confinement in prison was unconstitutional. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld