The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a British Columbia law that forces people to register before sponsoring political advertising during a provincial election -- even if little or no money is spent.
Jurists should show humility, tact and compassion in cases involving sexual assault and harassment, Newfoundland and Labrador judge Malcolm Rowe said Tuesday as MPs and senators sized up his suitability for the Supreme Court of Canada.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government is going to stick with the selection process that led to the nomination of Newfoundland and Labrador justice Malcolm Rowe to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Liberal government may have made history by nominating a Newfoundlander to Canada's top court -- but disappointed advocates say a more critical opportunity has been missed to add racial diversity to Canada's predominantly white judiciary.
Trial lawyers from across Atlantic Canada are taking Ottawa to court to ensure the region keeps its traditional Supreme Court of Canada seat, saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't change the custom without the approval of every province and territory.