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- The Supremes keep the lid on the keg – the beer still does not flow freely in Canada – R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15
On April 19, 2018, in R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that New Brunswick was within its rights to control the flow of beer across its provincial borders: unrestrained interprovincial free trade in Canada (at least for beer) is still a pipedream. But imbedded in the Co … Read more »
- Alberta retaliates against BC: this ain’t how to act in a federation….
The Fraser River Two NDP premiers and two NDP governments. Two provinces side by side in the Canadian west, one – the Far West, Lotusland British Columbia. The other – just “the West”, rough and tumble oil baron Alberta. Alberta is landlocked. It needs to get its oil…. sorry, let’s be accurate here, … Read more »
- BC’s threat to limit increased flow of bitumen and Alberta’s threat to see BC in court: a constitutional showdown
Last year, the federal government announced that it was approving the twinning of the TransMountain pipeline which, once constructed and initialized, would increase multifold the volume of Alberta’s oil sand bitumen that could be shipped out of Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. The new NDP government in Br … Read more »
- In Ontario, patients’ rights trump physicians’ rights when dealing with medical assistance in dying
Another chapter in the continuing saga of medical assistance in dying (“MAID”) was completed on January 31, 2018 when the Divisional Court of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on the constitutionality of the “Effective Referral Provisions” of the Human Rights Policy and MAID Policy of the … Read more »
- A new appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada: congratulations (and some unintended consequences)
Sheilah Martin named by Prime Minister Trudeau to the SCC Today, the Prime Minister announced that his pick for the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada is Sheilah Martin, currently a member of the Alberta Court of Appeal. If approved, Justice Martin will replace retiring Chief Justice Beverl … Read more »