Landmark Cases: Cases which have Changed the Legal and Social Landscape of Canada

Some cases have had the effect of changing not only the legal but also the social landscape of Canada. Here is a look at a few of them. This feature … [Read more...]

The Duty to Consult

This resource provides thorough background information on the duty to consult including relevant cases, historical information, consultation … [Read more...]

Sentencing for Aboriginal Clients

"In 1999 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that courts must take into account the unique circumstances of people when sentencing, especially for … [Read more...]

Timeline of Events for the Steven Truscott Case

Steven Truscott was convicted of rape and murder in 1959 and in 2007 it was decided that this conviction was a miscarriage of justice. This document … [Read more...]

A.C. et al v Director of Child and Family Services

This landmark case focuses on the medical treatment of blood transfusions for a 14 year old girl. The teenager and her parents refused … [Read more...]

Regina v Morgentaler

January 28, 2008 was the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision to legalize medical abortion in Canada. Dr. Morgantaler … [Read more...]

Regina v Stinchcombe

In this landmark case, Stitchcombe was a lawyer accused of fraud as well as stealing from his clients. He pled not guilty. Although his secretary had … [Read more...]

Landmark Decisions: Cases that Have Changed Society

This site discusses a variety of landmark decisions from the Law Courts of Canada. They include issues dealing with Aboriginal Rights and the Canadian … [Read more...]

R v. Marshall

Marshall, a First Nation man, was fishing for eels to sell to support his family. After he caught the eels, he was then charged with fishing without a … [Read more...]

Genetic Engineering: Transgenics in Canada

Students will explore the topic of transgenic organisms from a scientific, legal, and ethical perspective. Students will learn about landmark cases on … [Read more...]

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