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Taking Aim at Cooperative Federalism: The Long-Gun Registry Decision by the Supreme Court of Canada

—Johanne Poirier[*], Université libre de Bruxelles  On March 27, 2015, a highly divided Supreme Court of Canada rendered a momentous ruling which reveals a severe divergence on the nature of Canadian contemporary federalism.[1]  The tight 5 to 4 decision also underlines a different conception of the role of the judicial branch regarding the defence and promotion

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Published on April 15, 2015
Author:          Filed under: Analysis

Cooperative Federalism Divides the Supreme Court of Canada: Quebec (Attorney General) v. Canada (Attorney General)

—Paul Daly, University of Montreal, Faculty of Law On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada brought to an end the lengthy saga of Canada’s long-gun registry. There was a sharp split on the Court, with a bare majority of five justices giving a narrow win to the federal government over the joint dissent of their three

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Published on March 30, 2015
Author:          Filed under: Developments