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Editor: Richa Sandill

What the Bedford Decision Means for Constitutional Litigation
  • March 26, 2014
  • Lauren Shneer

A recap of the OBA's March 4, 2014 program addressing the Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Canada v Bedford, a decision declaring three provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada that criminalize various activities related to prostitution as unconstitutional.

Barriers Continue for Disabled Voters
  • May 05, 2010
  • Shaun O’Brien

It is surprising, even shocking, to learn that Canadians continue to face barriers to exercising their fundamental right to vote.

Fishing with Grenades? The Federal Court’s Decision in Almrei
  • May 05, 2010
  • Ron Podolny

As the Supreme Court recognized in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Singh, “public safety and national security [are] the most serious concerns of government.” Combating the threat of transnational terrorism presents a particular set of challenges for democratic governments.