Information About The Court
- R v Beaudry: Is Canada’s Military Justice System Unconstitutional?
Later this month the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) will hear a case that will determine “the future of the military justice system in Canada” (Chief Justice Bell in R v Beaudry, 2018 CMAC 4, para 73 [Beaudry]). The case is the federal Crown’s constitutional appeal of the Court Martial Appeal Court … Read more »
- Contractual Interpretation and Indemnity for Environmental Damage in Grassy Narrows
On 28 March 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) will hear Resolute FP Canada Inc, et al v Ontario (Attorney General), 37985, an appeal of a lengthy 270-paragraph decision from the Court of Appeal of Ontario (“ONCA”) of Weyerhaeuser Company Limited v Ontario (Attorney General), 2017 ONCA 1007 [ … Read more »
- Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time: R v KJM and Presumptive Ceilings for the Youth Justice System
How should the section 11(b) Charter right to a trial within a reasonable time be applied to the youth justice system? In R v KJM, 2018 ABCA 278 (KJM), the Alberta Court of Appeal (“ABCA”) grappled with whether the presumptive 18 month ceiling for offences to be tried in provincial courts, from Jord … Read more »
- R v Jarvis: Carving out a Contextual Approach to Privacy
The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) released a landmark decision last month that defines privacy rights in public areas. In R v Jarvis, 2019 SCC 10 [Jarvis], the Court overruled a Court of Appeal for Ontario (“ONCA”) decision and decided that people can have a reasonable expectation o … Read more »
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