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Article | Chris Younker | March 12, 2009
“1984” in 2009: R. v. Wilson

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

In the recent case of R. v. Wilson, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a person’s account information linked to an internet provider’s address (IP address) was not subject […]

Article | August 7, 2015
A Constitutional Right to Experimental Drugs?

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction Should experimental drugs for the very ill be made more widely available in Canada? According to the […]

Article | Chenoa Sly | June 27, 2018
An End to Mandatory Minimum Sentences?

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

Imagine a college student returning from a spring-break trip to Seattle with one joint (cannabis) who is arrested for importing a controlled substance, convicted, and sentenced to 7 years in […]

Article | July 20, 2015
Are Cellphone Searches and Seizures by Police Upon Arrest Charter-Protected?

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction In R v Fearon, the Supreme Court of Canada considered when a cellphone search by police upon […]

Article | Andrew Lawrence | June 25, 2014
Canada (AG) v Bedford: Canada’s Prostitution Laws Found Unconstitutional

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

This article was written by a law student for the general public. Introduction In the landmark decision of Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford[1] on December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court […]

Article | Leah McDaniel | August 7, 2012
Carter v Canada (Attorney General) (2012): B.C. Court Rules that Ban on Assisted Suicide is Unconstitutional

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14), Equality Rights (Section 15)

INTRODUCTION On June 15, 2012, the Supreme Court of British Columbia rendered its long-awaited decision in Carter v Canada (Attorney General),[1] a case that considers whether a full prohibition on assisted suicide […]

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