2013
    • December
    • December 20, 2013

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Attorney General of Canada, et al. v. Terri Jean Bedford, et al. 2013 SCC 34788 regarding prostitution laws. Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for three interveners to the appeal.

      December 19, 2013

      Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the applicants seeking leave to appeal to the SCC in the aboriginal election and equality law case Chief Sheldon Taypotat, et al. v. Louis Taypotat (35518), leave to appeal granted.

      December 19, 2013

      Supreme Advocacy acted as SCC agent to a respondent/appellant on cross-appeal in Police Constable Kris Wood, et al. v. Ruth Schaeffer, et al., 2013 SCC 71, appeal dismissed, cross-appeal allowed.

      December 13, 2013

      The Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal in the employment and human rights law case McCormick v. Fasken Martineau Dumoulin (34997). Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

      December 2, 2013

      Supreme Advocacy is acting as counsel and agent for the applicant seeking leave to appeal to the SCC in the family law case Robert Bradshaw v. Estate of Patricia Langley (35639).

      December 2, 2013

      Supreme Advocacy is acting as agent for six interveners in the SCC appeal of Loyola High School, et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec, (35201) dealing with the right of corporations to religious freedom and education choices respecting ones religious beliefs.

      October
    • October 31, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. and Bernard W. Funston release the 4th edition of their text Canada's Constitutional Law in a Nutshell, available from Carswell.

      October 4, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. is the program chair at the OBA’s CLE “Strategic Legal Writing: Preparing Persuasive Documents” with speakers Marie Henein, Henein Hutchison LLP and the Honourable John Laskin, Court of Appeal for Ontario. More

      September
    • September 3, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. interviewed by McGill University's Law & Society Podcast in anticipation of the 2013 Supreme Court of Canada fall season. Listen

      July
    • July 1, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine on Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and the Supreme Court bench. Read

      June
    • June 19, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Toronto Star in anticipation of the decision on leave to appeal in the case of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Read

      June 17, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Toronto Star on the conflict of interest case of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at the Supreme Court of Canada. Read

      June 7, 2013

      Jonathan (Jonny) Melo, lawyer with Supreme Advocacy LLP (previously of the Ottawa Crown Attorney’s Office) comments in the Toronto Star on the guilty verdict in murder trial of Mark Hutt. Read

      May
    • May 22, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Droit-Inc.com on the (somewhat public) debate between Justice Morris Fish and Justice Richard Wagner on the topic of the defence of provocation. Read (in French)

      May 20, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in The Globe & Mail on the (somewhat public) debate between Justice Morris Fish and Justice Richard Wagner on the topic of the defence of provocation. Read

      May 15, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Vancouver Sun in anticipation of the ‘Walmart birthing’ decision of R. v. A.D.H., 2013 SCC 28.

      May 3, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. discusses how the Supreme Court of Canada did not appear to rule in any way that could impact the ongoing abortion debate. Read

      April
    • April 29, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Law Times on Justice Morris Fish’s tenure at the Supreme Court of Canada. Read

      April 25, 2013

      Mike Preston, lawyer with Supreme Advocacy LLP, discusses on CTV's Power Play whether there is a practical application in dealing with cyberbullying. View

      April 24, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in The Globe & Mail concerning a divided Supreme Court of Canada bench on the topic of Issue estoppel. Read

      April 22, 2013

      Justice Fish announces retirement from Supreme Court. Eugene Meehan, Q.C. speaks about his impact to Canadian Lawyer and Law Times. Read

      March
    • March 15, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments in the Toronto Star on the decision to appeal the Mayor Rob Ford conflict of interest decision to the Supreme Court of Canada. Read

      March 8, 2013

      Thomas Slade is quoted in the Calgary Herald with respect to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to grant leave to hear a former Banff park warden’s appeal against the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers’ Compensation and Justice Canada.

      February
    • February 27, 2013

      Mike Preston, a lawyer with Supreme Advocacy LLP, appeared on CPAC’s PrimeTime Politics to comment on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott. View (segment starts at 19:48)

      February 19, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. is quoted in the Montreal Gazette on whether we can expect to see the Supreme Court of Canada participating in social media. The UK Supreme Court recently joined YouTube.

      February 15, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. is quoted in The Globe & Mail’s story “Ottawa wants Supreme Court’s study of Senate reform fast-tracked.” Read

      January
    • January 24, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments on the different avenues that the Mayor Rob Ford conflict of interest case could use to reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Read

      January 17, 2013

      The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. O’Brien which examined the mens rea requirement for the offence of uttering threats. The Court dismissed the Crown’s appeal and upheld the respondent’s acquittal. Marie-France Major appeared at the SCC hearing as co-counsel for the respondent.

      January 14, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments on the benefits of Arizona State University’s new “North American law degree” in Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s 4Students. Read

      January 7, 2013

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. comments on Mayor Rob Ford’s options should he lose the conflict of interest appeal. Read

    2012
    • December
    • December 7, 2012

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. discusses in the National Post the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to hear an appeal dealing with potentially invasive random workplace alcohol testing. Read

      December 6, 2012

      The Supreme Court of Canada heard the case R. v. O’Brien. Marie-France Major appeared as co-counsel for the respondent O’Brien. The appeal examines the issue of whether the evidence of the recipient of a threat could be determinative in the analysis of the mens rea requirement for uttering threats.

      November
    • November 13, 2012

      The Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal of Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women's Hospital. Marie-France Major appeared as co-counsel at the hearing for the appellants who were seeking to prevent the personal injury matter from being sent back for a new trial. The key issue was whether judges’ could copy counsels’ submissions without attribution for their reasons.

      October
    • October 18, 2012

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. quoted in Financial Post article "Supreme Court of Canada adopts broad test on transfer pricing." Read

      October 10, 2012

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. speaks with Robyn Bresnahan from CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning on when life begins.

      October 9, 2012

      Eugene Meehan, Q.C. quoted in Canada.com article on Supreme Court considering whether mother abandoned baby intentionally. Read