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Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

International Women's Day 2012 profiles of exceptional impact and achievement

Women make up over half of the world's population. But millions of women around the globe continue to face formidable challenges in their daily lives. From violence and sexual abuse to workplace...

Stephen Harper suffers defeat, as Supreme Court rules Insite can stay open

Insite, Vancouver's controversial safe injection site, can stay open after a ruling by Canada's top court on Friday. Despite repteated attempts by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to shut down the...

Tories miffed, but will keep Insite open

Supreme Court dramatically derails part of Harper's tough-on-crime juggernaut with landmark ruling that Vancouver safe-injection site stays open.