Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada was faced with two interlocking issues in McGregor. They arose from a charge of voyeurism against a member of the Canadian Armed Forces attached to the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC…
It’s not often that a Justice in a senior appellate court characterizes an inflection point in Charter methodology as a “battlefield” between two approaches to its interpretation…
In this blog post, Angelika Kuzma shares her thoughts on her enriching experience shadowing the Honourable Justice Scott K. Campbell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the summer of 2022.
In this piece, CIAJ’s collaborator James Hendry considers the effect of the arrest warrants issued last March by the ICC for Vladimir Putin and his Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently had to choose between interpreting a provision of the Indian Act protecting Indian reserve property from creditors’ remedies, and one that might have opened up more commercial possibilities for Indigenous entrepreneurs though putting Indian property at greater risk.
The Supreme Court of Canada recently struck down a four-year mandatory minimum sentence for discharging a firearm into a home in Hills (here). Though Hills admitted that the mandatory minimum was warranted in his case, he argued that the law might be applied to someone who did not deserve it.
CIAJ would like to warmly thank its board members for sharing their skills and working to improve the justice system with heart and wisdom for the benefit of society as a whole.
What could you learn shadowing a judge during a CIAJ judicial internship? Many things! Thank you to Justice Kathleen Cullin of the Superior Court of Justice in Sudbury, ON, who welcomed law student Nicholas Waltenbury during the summer of 2022.
The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized that subjective assumptions, prejudice, ignorance and biases about individuals’ personal characteristics have historically structured the distribution of many important public and private benefits. […]