March 27, 2015
by Sarah Boehme
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that the federal government does not have to relinquish its gun-registry database to Quebec. The Court's 5-4 decision affirmed Parliament's constitutional right over criminal law. Although three Quebec judges dissented, the majority ruled that the principle ...[read more]
May 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Court of Appeal of Quebec on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Rwandan Hutu Desire Munyaneza for war crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Munyaneza was convicted in May 2009 and sentenced the following October for seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Max Slater
A member of Quebec's separatist Parti Quebecois (PQ) is proposing a bill that would ban government workers from wearing religious clothing on their heads, including turbans, hijabs and kippas. Bernard Drainville, the minister who proposed the bill, which is known as the values charter, said that ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The government of the Canadian province of Quebec introduced a bill Wednesday that would permit doctors to provide patients with medical aid to die. Quebec Social Services Minister Veronique Hivon introduced the bill before the National Assembly. The proposed law provides special rules on the ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that common law couples do not have the same rights as married couple in Quebec. The case involves a common law couple with three children in which the mother filed suit for spousal support, "partition of the family patrimony and the legal matrimonial ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Julia Zebley
A judge for the Superior Court of Quebec ruled Monday that the Canadian federal government cannot end the Quebec long-gun registry. The decision invalidated two parts of the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act and ordered the federal government to release any records on Quebec gun owners to the ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Statistics Canada announced Tuesday that the police-reported crime rate for 2011 declined six percent from 2010, reaching the lowest level since 1972. Throughout the country 1,984,916 incidents of crimes were reported in 2011—110,000 fewer than in 2010. However, despite the fact that rates ...[read more]
July 8, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 8, 2005, Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler stated that Rwandan war crimes suspect Leon Mugesera would not be extradited unless Canada received binding promises that he would not face the death penalty if convicted. A month earlier, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Mugesera must ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday rejected a request to suspend parts of an emergency law that restricts spontaneous protests until the law's constitutionality is determined later this summer. Judge Francois Rolland refused to grant the application for stay by student organizations reasoning ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Lawyers for student organizations asked the Quebec Superior Court on Tuesday to suspend parts of an emergency law that restrict spontaneous protests until the law's constitutionality is determined. The law, "An Act to enable students to receive instruction from the postsecondary institutions they ...[read more]

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