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Supreme Court rules on tough British Columbia impaired driving law

Province's tough drunk driving law affirmed by Supreme Court, three years after B.C. amended it to prevent unlawful search and seizure.

Unbowed by Supreme Court defeat, plaintiffs demand full overhaul of National Energy Board

Defiant in the face of defeat, plaintiffs slam the National Energy Board as rigged in favour of oil companies - and vow to take their fight to Parliament after Oct. 19.
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Federal energy regulator violates Charter, court case alleges

“The National Energy Board has lost its way,” said David Martin, a lawyer representing the group of landowners, business people, and academics.
"Burnaby Mountain Caretakers" lock themselves to Supreme Court entrance

"Burnaby Mountain Caretakers" lock themselves to Supreme Court entrance

The action was taken to draw attention "to the role of the courts in ongoing colonial occupation of Indigenous territory on Burnaby Mountain and across the country."

Occupy Vancouver protester arrested and released

A 40-year-old Richmond man from the Occupy Vancouver protest was arrested today for alleged breach of the peace at about 4 p.m. Monday. Police have not released his name yet, but people on site said...

Canada's top judge says Canadians of all backgrounds deserve access to legal system

Expense and delays make people afraid of exploring their legal rights, McLachlin says.

Kill, kids, kill

It's a blood bath. But it's virtual. And its legality was confirmed today, as a U.S. Supreme Court decision today made kids' freedom to do virtual slaughters realer than ever.

Heroin clinic didn't hurt Montreal street: study

MONTREAL -- Heroin-related debris, like discarded needles, dropped 46 per cent in a Montreal neighbourhood after an injection clinic opened there in 2005, a newly published study suggests. The...

Supreme Court rules unconscious woman can't give consent to sex

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court has ruled that an unconscious woman can't give consent to sex. In a 6-3 decision Friday, the court restored the sexual-assault conviction of a man who performed an unwanted...

Canada's spy agency misses accountability mark set by Supreme Court, says report

OTTAWA -- Canada's spy service has failed to meet strict new accountability standards set by the Supreme Court, says a watchdog report obtained by The Canadian Press. The latest annual review from...