The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that lawyers should be exempt from federal legislation that required they report their clients' suspicious financial dealings to federal authorities, saying the rules force lawyers to violate solicitor-client privilege.
The question of whether the federal government has the same responsibility to the country's Metis and non-status Indians as it does to status Indians and Inuit has fallen to the Supreme Court of Canada.
A cook who says he was forced into work on a human smuggling ship that showed up on the B.C. coast five years ago will be among several passengers and crew to have their cases heard by Canada's top court.
Quebec Justice Clement Gascon will take his seat on the Supreme Court of Canada this week after a quiet appointment by a government stung by a public feud with the chief justice and the ultimate rejection of its previous appointee.