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Vancouver School Board

After the landmark Supreme Court of Canada BCTF decision, Christy Clark needs to move quickly to put back what she took away

Patti Bacchus takes a look at what restoring old teachers' contract language will look like for schools

Supreme Court agrees to hear B.C. native land case that predates Confederation

A British Columbia land-claims case that predates Confederation will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada. The court agreed Thursday to hear the case of the Williams Lake Indian Band, which claims...
Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from; Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Protest sign in Peace River valley area. Canadian Press photo

Peace Valley group appeals fail to quash Site C dam

The court ruled that the minister had the discretionary power to issue environmental approval.
Child soldier, terrorism, Supreme Court of Canada, Omar Khadr

Ottawa wants Omar Khadr declared adult offender: case in Supreme Court today

OTTAWA — The case of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr returns to Canada's top court for a third time today. This time, the federal government is seeking to have him declared an adult...
First Nations in Canada, Indigenous rights, Healthcare, Supreme Court of Canada

Manitoba's highest court rules family of man who died during ER wait can sue

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's highest court has ruled the family of a man who died during a 34-hour emergency room wait can sue the health authority for a breach of charter rights. Lower courts struck out...

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.

Top court to weigh future of Vancouver's controversial safe injection site

Would closing the centre violate the rights of the city's drug addicts? Is the centre in fact under provincial jurisdiction? The answers are near.

HST controversy to die a quiet death

Remember the HST? You do. You’re paying it, everyday, on everything aside from what the provincial government (technically speaking, the federal government) deems not to be essential goods and...

Death of Deep Throat?

Wikileaks came up in conversation at the Northern Voice conference earlier this month. Infocult blogger Bryan Alexander mentioned it to me when I asked him what he thought about the...