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SCC Upholds Anti-Hate Provisions in Saskatchewan Human Rights Law

On February 27th, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the main anti-hate provisions in Saskatchewan’s human rights law, ruling that the anti-gay speech in flyers distributed by Christian activist William Whatcott is not protected by the Charter. In the process,…

SCC Upholds Quebec Law Denying Common Law Partners From Receiving Spousal Support

Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), has ruled that Quebec can continue to exclude separated common law couples from receiving spousal support. A majority found that the exclusion does violate the Charter right to equality, s. 15.…