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20129449214_c852c8de80_z.jpg
This photograph shows signage outside the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, ON.

20129449214_c852c8de80_z.jpg
This photograph shows signage outside the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, ON.

Roncarelli 1959scr0-121.pdf
This is the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Roncarelli v. Duplessis (1959). Roncarelli had provoked the ire of Premier Duplessis by posting bail for members of the Jehovah's Witnesses who had been arrested for distributing pamphlets. Duplessis…

2004scr2_332.pdf
This Supreme Court of Canada decision addresses the Open Court Principle in the context of a judicial investigative hearing pursuant to s. 83.28 of the Canadian Criminal Code. The case involved an accused person related to the Air India bombing case.…

Christie v York 1940scr0_139.pdf
In this case, Fred Christie, a Black man living in Montreal, sued the York Tavern after the latter refused to sell him a glass of beer. The case involved the freedom of contract, including the right to discriminate provided that there are no laws or…

Lamb v. Benoit et al.pdf
This is a hyperlink to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Lamb v. Benoit (1959). Louise Lamb was arrested in 1946 while distributing pamphlets on the street in Quebec. Police believed she was distributing the pamphlet “Quebec’s Burning…

Interior_of_the_old_Supreme_Court_of_Canada.jpg
This is a photograph of the interior of Canada's Supreme Court of Canada in 1890. At this time, the Supreme Court of Canada was not the highest court in Canada. Decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada could be appealed to the Judicial Committee of…
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