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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404064_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Central America; Mexico; United States: Agreement on Unaccompanied Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404062_text Immigration; International affairs; Undocumented immigrants - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404062_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Agreement on Health Emergencies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404053_text Health; International affairs; Public health; Emergency management - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information... 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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404053_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico: Reaffirmation of and Agreement to Strengthen Ties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403878_text Foreign trade and international finance; International affairs; National security; Treaties and International Agreements; Treaties and International Agreements/Aviation - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President... 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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403878_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regulations for Virtual Currencies to Be Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403869_text Currency; Money laundering; Terrorism - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations... 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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403869_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; European Union: Trade Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403730_text International affairs; Foreign trade and international finance - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive... 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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403730_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Legislation on "Right-to-die with Dignity" Introduced in Quebec http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403621_text Death and dying - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403621_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Expanded Anti-Terror Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403581_text Terrorism - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403581_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Discrimination Against Transgendered Persons Banned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403535_text Discrimination - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403535_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Supreme Court Delivers Hate Speech Ruling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403523_text Freedom of speech - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403523_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Court Ruling Denies Equal Rights to Common Law Couples http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403473_text Families - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403473_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Anti-Terror Law Ruled Constitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403436_text Terrorism - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403436_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Quebec Court Decision Saves Gun Registry http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403326_text Firearms and explosives - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403326_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Right to Food Issues Raised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403166_text Human rights - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403166_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Nuclear Security Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403066_text National security - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403066_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: History of Oppression of Indigenous Peoples to Count in Sentencing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403061_text Native peoples - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403061_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Proposed New Immigration Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403004_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403004_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government May Recover the Cost of Social Assistance to an Immigrant from the Immigrant's Sponsor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402761_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402761_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Bill Introduced to Require Aboriginal Leaders to Disclose Salaries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402325_text Native peoples - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402325_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government Appeals Prostitution Ruling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402311_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402311_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Toughest Drunk Driving Laws in Nation Go into Effect in British Columbia http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402260_text Driving while intoxicated - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C.,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402260_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Nuclear Security Cooperation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402132_text National security - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402132_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Quebec's Government Introduces Bill to Deny Public Services to Women Wearing the Veil http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401996_text Families - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401996_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government Proposes to Set Term-Limits for Senators http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401914_text Legislative power - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401914_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Supreme Court Rules in Guantanamo Detainee Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401809_text Terrorism - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401809_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Harmonized Sales Tax for British Columbia and Ontario http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401775_text Taxation - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401775_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Supreme Court Expands Libel Defenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401774_text Freedom of the press - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401774_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Saskatchewan Adopts New Procedures to Attract Entrepreneurs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401606_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401606_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government Bill Would Limit Conditional Sentences http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401434_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401434_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Convicted War Criminal to Be Sentenced in September 2009 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401433_text War crimes - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401433_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Supreme Court Rules on Property Forfeiture in Drug Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401327_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401327_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Regulations Requiring Inspections of International Bridges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401222_text Transportation and public works - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401222_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Anti-Drug Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401129_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401129_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government Introduces Bill to Create Anti-Gang Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401094_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401094_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: New Consumer Product Safety Act Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401026_text Consumer protection - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401026_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Parliament Suspended Until End of January 2009 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540836_text Legislative power - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540836_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: General Election 2008 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540695_text Elections and politics - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540695_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: New Offshore Oil Agreement Reached by Newfoundland and Labrador Province http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540616_text Natural resources - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540616_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: New Rules Will Allow Many Foreign Students to Stay http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540613_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540613_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Judge Orders Safe Injection Site Open in Vancouver http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540519_text Workers safety and health - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540519_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Senate Passes Anti-Spanking Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540568_text Families - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540568_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Immigration Reforms Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540445_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540445_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Carbon Sequestration Project Announced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540429_text Environmental protection - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540429_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Bill Introduced in Ontario to Require Reporting of Child Pornography http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540334_text Crimes against children - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540334_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Ontario Judge Rules Sikh Not Exempt from Helmet Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540315_text Church and state relations - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540315_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Proposal to Deny Tax Credits to Offensive Films http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540317_text Taxation - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540317_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Federal Court Rules Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. Is Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540241_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540241_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government Introduces Bill to Tackle Aquatic Invasive Species http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540221_text Environmental protection - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement On November 29, 2007, the government introduced a bill to create a new Fisheries Act for Canada. The major purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540221_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Government Introduces Bill to Create New Offense of Identity Theft http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054013_text Crime and law enforcement - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement On November 29, 2007, the government introduced a bill to create a new Fisheries Act for Canada. The major purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry for the On November 21, 2007, Canada's ruling Conservative government, headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced a bill that would create a new offense of identity theft and address a number of related matters (Bill C-27, 39th... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054013_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; European Union: Trade Dispute over Seals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540112_text Commerce - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement On November 29, 2007, the government introduced a bill to create a new Fisheries Act for Canada. The major purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry for the On November 21, 2007, Canada's ruling Conservative government, headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced a bill that would create a new offense of identity theft and address a number of related matters (Bill C-27, 39th The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540112_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeals of U.S. Deserters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054089_text Immigration and nationality - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement On November 29, 2007, the government introduced a bill to create a new Fisheries Act for Canada. The major purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry for the On November 21, 2007, Canada's ruling Conservative government, headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced a bill that would create a new offense of identity theft and address a number of related matters (Bill C-27, 39th The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited On November 15, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear the appeals of two U.S. military deserters who had sought refugee status in Canada. (Brandon David Hughey v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054089_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Conservative Government Outlines Legislative Program http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540180_text Legislative power - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement On November 29, 2007, the government introduced a bill to create a new Fisheries Act for Canada. The major purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry for the On November 21, 2007, Canada's ruling Conservative government, headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced a bill that would create a new offense of identity theft and address a number of related matters (Bill C-27, 39th The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited On November 15, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear the appeals of two U.S. military deserters who had sought refugee status in Canada. (Brandon David Hughey v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, No. On October 16, 2007, the second session of Canada's 39th Parliament was opened with the customary Speech from the Throne. Delivered by the Governor General in a formal atmosphere, Speeches from the Throne are actually written... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540180_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada: Canadian Government Introduces New Security Certificates Bill http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540185_text Terrorism - On June 19, 2014, the Governor General of Canada gave his royal assent to Bill C-31 (An Act to Implement Certain Provisions of the Budget Tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and Other Measures In June 2014, authorities from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and the Central American countries met in Nicaragua for the XIX Vice-Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Conference on Migration (a multilateral forum on international immigration) and Health authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada recently announced that they have reached an agreement on a Declaration of Intent that sets forth guidelines and principles concerning how these countries will exchange public information During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President On February 11, 2014, the Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty, unveiled the Federal Budget for 2014, which included a brief mention of the plans of the Canadian government to introduce anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations On October 18, 2013, after lengthy negotiations between the European Union Commissioner on Trade, Karel De Gutch, and the Canadian Trade Minister, Ed Fast, the EU and Canada reached a political accord on signing a Comprehensive On June 12, 2013, the Parti Queb;cois Government of Quebec introduced draft legislation entitled "An Act Respecting End-of-Life Care" (Bill 52, 40th legislature, 1st session, Assembl;e Nationale Qu;bec). Bill 52 aims to redefine the rights Late on April 24, 2013, the Canadian parliament passed the Combating Terrorism Act, which will expand powers of investigation and increase penalties in terrorism cases. While some parts of the law had been enacted as provisions On March 20, 2013, the Canadian House of Commons approved the Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity and Gender Expression) to outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. It will The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision on February 27, 2013, asserting that limits placed on free speech in connection with hate speech are valid under the Constitution, but disallowing limitation on expression that does On January 25, 2013, Canada's Supreme Court determined by a five-to-four decision that common law couples do not have the same legal rights as married couples. (Sung On December 14, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canadaissued two simultaneous rulings on three terrorism-related cases that involved issues of free speech, religious freedom, and the right of an individual to remain in On September 10, 2012, a judge of the Cour Sup;rieur (Superior Court) of Quebec issued a decision that declared part of a Canadian federal law to be unconstitutional; the law had abolished a particular register of Olivier De Schutter, who has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food since appointed to the post by the U.N. Human Rights Council four years ago, released a statement about food security On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion On March 23, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges must take into account any history of oppression when sentencing aboriginal defendants in Canada. Specifically, the decision, which came in a joint ruling on On February 16, 2012, Canada's Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, introduced a new draft law designed to protect the integrity of the country's immigration system and enhance changes to the asylum system made in The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that if a new immigrant to Canada under the family class obtains government assistance, the cost of this assistance may be recovered from the immigrant's family sponsor, provided that A Conservative Member of Canada's Parliament, Kelly Block, has introduced a bill that would require aboriginal leaders paid salaries from federally allocated funds to disclose their earnings. (A Bill to Create the First Nations' Financial Transparency The federal government of Canada has appealed the September 28, 2010, ruling of a judge of Ontario's Superior Court that struck down as unconstitutional three key provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting activities related to prostitution. On September 20, 2010, new statutory provisions came into force in the province of British Columbia that provide for the imposition of the stiffest penalties for driving while impaired in Canada. (The Motor Vehicle Act, R.S.B.C., During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican On March 24, 2010, Quebec's Minister of Justice introduced a bill to create an Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions. Although the bill does not specifically mention the practice, The Government of Canada has recently introduced a bill that would limit persons appointed to the Senate after its enforcement date to one term of eight years. (An Act to Amend the Constitution Act (Senate Term On January 29, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision in the case of a Canadian citizen being held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo Bay. The Court ruled unanimously that the detainee, Omar Khadr, Recently, the governments of two Canadian provinces, British Columbia and Ontario, agreed to replace their provincial sales tax with a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to be collected by the federal government. In order for the HST In late December 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two decisions that widen the defenses available to communicators in defamation cases that are based upon material published on matters of public importance, by establishing a Immigrating to Canada can be a difficult and time-consuming process. One way prospective immigrants can try to improve their chances of being accepted and accelerate their applications is by first applying to become a person nominated Since assuming power in 2006, the current Conservative government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has introduced a number of bills to reform the national Criminal Code (R.S.C. c. C-46 (1985), as amended, available The Rwandan man who became the first person to be convicted in Canada of war crimes will be sentenced in September 2009 by the Quebec Superior Court judge who convicted him on May 22, 2009, for In recent years, both the United States and Canadian governments have expressed concerns that Canada's laws prohibiting trafficking in marijuana are not being very determinedly prosecuted by Crown attorneys or very vigorously enforced by Canada's judges. Trade with the United States is vital to the Canadian economy, as it accounts for over 80 percent of Canada's exports and approximately 53 percent of the country's gross domestic product. (International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations, On February 27, 2009, the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced the second part of a package to address rising levels of gang-related violence by introducing proposed changes to the Controlled Drugs and Statistics Canada recently reported that although Canada had a relatively low level of homicides in 2007, one-fifth of the 594 homicides reported were "gang-related." (Statistics Canada, Homicides, Oct. 23, 2008, available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/081023/dq081023a-eng.htm.) The upward Canada's Conservative government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to create a Canada Consumer Product Safety Act to replace extant legislation that has not been thoroughly reviewed in over 40 years. (Bill C-6, On October 14, 2008, Canada held a general election that gave the governing Conservative Party 143 out of the 308 seats in the House of Commons. (Parliament of Canada, House of Commons: Party Standings, http://parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/partystandings/standings-e.htm On October 14, 2008, Canada will hold the 40th general election in its approximately 140-year history, and its third one in the past four years. Having a parliamentary system derived from that of the United Kingdom, Although there is a moratorium on offshore drilling for oil off of Canada's west coast, a number of projects off the east coast have been approved by the federal government under the authority of an array Prior to this year, foreign students who wished to stay in Canada following their graduation usually had to leave the country and apply for either permanent residence or a work permit. Both options presented difficulties. The In 2003, the Canadian federal government granted the Vancouver Coastal Health and PHS Community Services Society temporary permission to operate a supervised narcotic injection site in the city of Vancouver. (Press Release, Health Canada, Health Canada In 2004, Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the exception to the assault provisions of the Criminal Code allowing for limited corporal punishment of children was not unconstitutional on the grounds that it subjected children to cruel A bill to create the Budget Implementation Act, 2008, currently in the House of Commons, contains provisions that are primarily aimed at reducing the backlog of almost one million applications for permanent residence that have been Canada's western province of Saskatchewan is already the site of the world's largest demonstration or experimental project for injecting and storing carbon dioxide in underground oil fields. In the Weyburn and Apache fields, CO2 from industrial A member of the ruling Liberal party in Ontario who is not a member of the government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Assembly that would require anyone who suspects that they have seen child In a decision released on March 6, 2008, that has not yet been formally reported, W. James Blacklock of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario, ruled that a Sikh motorcyclist could not be exempted Tax credits offered by the federal and provincial governments have attracted many North American filmmakers to Canada. An issue respecting the federal credits has now arisen. In its lengthy bill to amend the Income Tax Act, In the immediate aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001, Canada and the United States issued a statement on common security priorities. One of the top priorities was to develop a Safe Third Country Agreement On November 29, 2007, the government introduced a bill to create a new Fisheries Act for Canada. The major purpose of this bill is to provide for the development of a sustainable fisheries industry for the On November 21, 2007, Canada's ruling Conservative government, headed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced a bill that would create a new offense of identity theft and address a number of related matters (Bill C-27, 39th The European Union is the second largest market for seal products originating from Canada. Canada annually exports 12.7 million (about US$18.6 million) worth of seal products to the EU. Only white seal cub furs are prohibited On November 15, 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear the appeals of two U.S. military deserters who had sought refugee status in Canada. (Brandon David Hughey v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, No. On October 16, 2007, the second session of Canada's 39th Parliament was opened with the customary Speech from the Throne. Delivered by the Governor General in a formal atmosphere, Speeches from the Throne are actually written In the case of Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that aspects of Canada's law allowing for the detention of suspected foreign terrorists under "security certificates" were unconstitutional (2007 S.C.R.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540185_text