Supreme Court of Canada Building

Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Charlie Feldman Legal and Social Affairs Division On 14 April 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Nur, a case that challenged the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences for the possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition. In a split 6–3 decision, the Court found that the required…

Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Independence Referendum

(Disponible en français: Le référendum sur l’indépendance de l’Écosse) More than 4 million people in Scotland – including teenagers aged 16 and 17 – are eligible to head to the polls on 18 September for a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to decide whether Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom (U.K.). They will vote “yes” or…