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  • Live at the SCC: The SCC Goes to Winnipeg!

    For the first time in its history, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “the Court”) headed to Winnipeg to hear cases on September 25 and 26, 2019.  On Wednesday, the SCC heard arguments in the case R v K.G.K., a criminal case heard as of right on the issue of whether the time judges take in render … Read more »

  • Judicial Biography: Justice Clément Gascon

    Post 5/9 in TheCourt.ca’s Judicial Biography Series (Fall 2019) Introduction In 2014, Justice Clément Gascon was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “the Court”) by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. His appointment came after the third seat from Quebec had been vacant for over one y … Read more »

  • R v Omar – Using Social Context to Inform Arbitrary Detention Rules

    Background  On May 23, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision on R v Omar, 2019 SCC 32 [Omar SCC], which considered whether the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) had erred in excluding evidence under s. 24(2) of the Charter. Omar dealt with an arbitrary detention and subseque … Read more »

  • R v Mills : The Limits of Privacy in the Internet Age

    In the age of the Internet the distinction between public and private information has become blurred. The norms about what types of information are entitled to privacy on the Internet is contested in our everyday lives, public discourse, and even at the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”). In R v Mills, … Read more »