Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Canadian Supreme Court

  • A Successful Challenge to Canada’s Prostitution Laws

    —Vanessa MacDonnell, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law On December 20, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in one of the most anticipated cases of 2013: Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford[i], a constitutional challenge to three prostitution provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada.[ii]

  • Justice Nadon Appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

    —Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan On September 30, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Justice Marc Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeal for the Quebec seat being vacated by Justice Morris Fish. Under Canada’s very limited parliamentary hearing system on Supreme Court nominees (this process itself adopted only in the last few years), Justice Nadon’s appointment was confirmed quickly in the subsequent days.