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The Supreme Court of Canada (Cour suprême du Canada) is the highest court of Canada, the final court of appeals in the Canadian justice system. [1]

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Alberta

Alberta is a western province of Canada.

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Antonio Lamer

Joseph Antonio Charles Lamer, (July 8, 1933 – November 24, 2007) was a Canadian lawyer, jurist and the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Appeal

In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed, where parties request a formal change to an official decision.

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Art Deco

Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners.

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Bar association

A bar association is a professional association of lawyers.

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Bench memorandum

A bench memorandum (pl. bench memoranda) (also known as a bench memo) is a short and neutral memo which summarizes the facts, issues, and arguments of a court case.

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Beverley McLachlin

Beverley McLachlin, (born September 7, 1943) was the 17th Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to hold this position, and the longest serving Chief Justice of Canada in history.

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Bora Laskin

Bora Laskin, (October 5, 1912 – March 26, 1984) was a Canadian lawyer, academic and judge.

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Brian Dickson

Robert George Brian Dickson, (May 25, 1916 – October 17, 1998), commonly known as Brian Dickson, was a Canadian lawyer, military officer and judge.

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Brief (law)

A brief (Old French from Latin "brevis", short) is a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is presented to a court arguing why one party to a particular case should prevail.

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Cabinet of Canada

The Cabinet of Canada (Cabinet du Canada) is a body of ministers of the Crown that, along with the Canadian monarch, and within the tenets of the Westminster system, forms the government of Canada.

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Canada

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Canada Gazette

The Canada Gazette (Gazette du Canada) is the official newspaper of the Government of Canada.

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Canada Post

Canada Post Corporation (Société Canadienne des Postes), known more simply as Canada Post (Postes Canada), is a Crown corporation which functions as the primary postal operator in Canada.

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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (La Charte canadienne des droits et libertés), in Canada often simply the Charter, is a bill of rights entrenched in the Constitution of Canada.

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Canadian French

Canadian French (français canadien) refers to a variety of dialects of the French language generally spoken in Canada.

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CanLII

The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII; Institut canadien d'information juridique) is a non-profit organization created and funded by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada on behalf of its 14 member societies.

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Centre Block

The Centre Block (in French: Édifice du Centre) is the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, containing the House of Commons and Senate chambers, as well as the offices of a number of members of parliament, senators, and senior administration for both legislative houses.

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Châteauesque

Châteauesque (or Francis I style,Whiffen, Marcus, American Architecture Since 1780: A guide to the styles, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1969, p. 142. or in Canada, the Château Style) is a revival architectural style based on the French Renaissance architecture of the monumental French country houses (châteaux) built in the Loire Valley from the late fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century.

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Chief Justice of Canada

The Chief Justice of Canada is the presiding judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Civil law (legal system)

Civil law, civilian law, or Roman law is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of Roman law, the main feature of which is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.

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Common law

Common law (also known as judicial precedent or judge-made law, or case law) is that body of law derived from judicial decisions of courts and similar tribunals.

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Constitution Act, 1867

The Constitution Act, 1867, 30 & 31 Victoria, c. 3 (U.K.), R.S.C. 1985, App.

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Constitution Act, 1982

The Constitution Act, 1982 (Schedule B of the Parliament of the United Kingdom's Canada Act 1982) is a part of the Constitution of Canada.

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Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

The Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada (CMAC) (Cour d'appel de la cour martiale du Canada) hears appeals from Courts-martial of Canada ("courts martial").

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Court of Appeal for Ontario

The Court of Appeal for Ontario (frequently referred to as the Ontario Court of Appeal or ONCA) is an appellate court in Ontario that is based at historic Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto.

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Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories

The Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories in Canada is the highest appellate court which hears appeals from criminal cases and civil cases of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories.

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Court of Appeal of Alberta

The Court of Appeal of Alberta (frequently referred to as Alberta Court of Appeal or ABCA) is a Canadian appellate court.

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Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta

The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (abbreviated in citations as ABQB or Alta. Q.B.) is the superior court of the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Court system of Canada

The court system of Canada forms the judicial branch of government, formally known as "the Queen on the Bench", which interprets the law and is made up of many courts differing in levels of legal superiority and separated by jurisdiction.

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David Milgaard

David Milgaard (born July 7, 1952) is a Canadian who was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of nursing assistant Gail Miller.

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Discretionary review

Discretionary review is the authority appellate courts have to decide which appeals they will consider from among the cases submitted to them.

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Elek Imredy

Elek Imredy (April 13, 1912 – October 12, 1994) was a Hungarian sculptor who emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1957.

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Ernest Cormier

Ernest Cormier, OC (December 5, 1885 – January 1, 1980) was a Canadian engineer and architect who spent much of his career in the Montreal area, erecting notable examples of Art Deco architecture, including his home in the Golden Square Mile, Cormier House.

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Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval

The Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval is the law school of Université Laval.

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Federal Court (Canada)

The Federal Court (Cour fédérale) is a Canadian trial court that hears cases arising under certain areas of federal law.

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Federal Court of Appeal (Canada)

The Federal Court of Appeal (Cour d'appel fédérale) is a Canadian appellate court that hears cases concerning federal matters.

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Ford v Quebec (AG)

Ford v Quebec (AG), 2 SCR 712 is a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision in which the Court struck down part of the Charter of the French Language, commonly known as "Bill 101".

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George VI

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952.

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Government of Canada

The Government of Canada (Gouvernement du Canada), formally Her Majesty's Government (Gouvernement de Sa Majesté), is the federal administration of Canada.

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Governor General of Canada

The Governor General of Canada (Gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal representative of the.

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Intervention (law)

In law, intervention is a procedure to allow a nonparty, called intervenor (also spelled intervener) to join ongoing litigation, either as a matter of right or at the discretion of the court, without the permission of the original litigants.

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John Robert Cartwright

John Robert Cartwright, (March 23, 1895 – November 24, 1979) was the 12th Chief Justice of Canada.

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Judge

A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges.

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Judicial appointments in Canada

Judicial appointments in Canada are made by the federal government or provincial government.

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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the highest court of appeal for certain British territories and Commonwealth countries.

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Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission

The Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission is a Canadian commission that recommends judicial salaries for federally appointed judges.

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Judicial review

Judicial review is a process under which executive or legislative actions are subject to review by the judiciary.

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Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction (from the Latin ius, iuris meaning "law" and dicere meaning "to speak") is the practical authority granted to a legal body to administer justice within a defined field of responsibility, e.g., Michigan tax law.

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Justice

Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered.

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Justin Trudeau

Justin Pierre James Trudeau (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since 2013.

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King-in-Council

The King-in-Council or Queen-in-Council, depending on the gender of the reigning monarch, is a constitutional term in a number of states.

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Lady Justice

Lady Justice is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems.

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Law of Canada

The Canadian legal system has its foundation in the English common law system, inherited from being a former colony of the United Kingdom and later a Commonwealth Realm member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) (French: Barreau de l'Ontario) is the law society responsible for the self-regulation of lawyers and paralegals in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Lawsuit

A lawsuit (or suit in law) is "a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law." A lawsuit is any proceeding by a party or parties against another in a court of law.

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Lawyer

A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

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List of Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court of Canada.

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Louis St. Laurent

Louis Stephen St.

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Louise Charron

Louise Charron, (born March 2, 1951) is a Canadian jurist.

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Marie Deschamps

Marie Deschamps, (born October 2, 1952 in Repentigny, Quebec) is a former puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Marshall Rothstein

Marshall Rothstein (born December 25, 1940) is a former Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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McGill University Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is one of the professional graduate schools of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

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Monarchy of Canada

The monarchy of Canada is at the core of both Canada's federal structure and Westminster-style of parliamentary and constitutional democracy.

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National Assembly of Quebec

The National Assembly of Quebec (Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the legislative body of the province of Quebec in Canada.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador; Akamassiss; Newfoundland Irish: Talamh an Éisc agus Labradar) is the most easterly province of Canada.

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Nunavut Court of Appeal

The Nunavut Court of Appeal (short: NUCA;, Nunavuumi Unniluqsaqtunut Iqkaqtuivik; Inuinnaqtun: Nunavunmi Apiqhuidjutainut Uuktuffaarutit) is the highest appellate court in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

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Office of the Prime Minister (Canada)

In Canada, the Office of the Prime Minister (more commonly referred to as the Prime Minister's Office and abbreviated as PMO), located in the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council building, facing Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, is one of the most powerful parts of the government.

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Ontario

Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.

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Ontario Court of Justice

The Ontario Court of Justice is a provincial court of record for the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Ontario Superior Court of Justice

The Superior Court of Justice (French: Cour supérieure de justice) is a superior court in Ontario.

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Oral argument in the United States

Oral arguments are spoken to a judge or appellate court by a lawyer (or parties when representing themselves) of the legal reasons why they should prevail.

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Osgoode Hall Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School, commonly shortened to Osgoode, is the law school of York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of Canada's largest and most prestigious business law firms practising nationally and internationally from its offices in Canada and New York.

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Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.

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Ottawa Citizen

The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill (Colline du Parlement), colloquially known as The Hill, is an area of Crown land on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Parliament of Canada

The Parliament of Canada (Parlement du Canada) is the federal legislature of Canada, seated at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the national capital.

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Patronage

Patronage is the support, encouragement, privilege, or financial aid that an organization or individual bestows to another.

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Paul Martin

Paul Edgar Philippe Martin (born August 28, 1938), also known as Paul Martin Jr., is a Canadian politician who served as the 21st Prime Minister of Canada from December 12, 2003, to February 6, 2006.

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Pierre Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), often referred to by the initials PET, was a Canadian statesman who served as the 15th Prime Minister of Canada (1968–1979 and 1980–1984).

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Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister of Canada (Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution.

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Provinces and territories of Canada

The provinces and territories of Canada are the sub-national governments within the geographical areas of Canada under the authority of the Canadian Constitution.

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Publication ban

A publication ban is a court order which prohibits the public or media from disseminating certain details of an otherwise public judicial proceeding.

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Puisne

Puisne (from Old French puisné, modern puîné, later born, younger (and thence, inferior) from Latin postea, "afterwards", and natus, "born") is a legal term of art used mainly in British English meaning "inferior in rank".

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Quebec

Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.

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Quebec Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal of Quebec (sometimes referred to as Quebec Court of Appeal or QCA) (in French: la Cour d'appel du Québec) is the highest judicial court in Quebec, Canada.

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Quebec Superior Court

The Superior Court of Quebec (Cour supérieure du Québec) is the highest trial Court in the Province of Quebec, Canada.

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

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Queen's Privy Council for Canada

The Queen's Privy Council for Canada (QPC) (Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada (CPR)), sometimes called Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada or simply the Privy Council, is the full group of personal consultants to the monarch of Canada on state and constitutional affairs.

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Reference question

In Canadian law, a reference question (formally called abstract review) is a submission by the federal or a provincial government to the courts asking for an advisory opinion on a major legal issue.

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Reference Re Manitoba Language Rights

Reference Re Manitoba Language Rights 1 S.C.R. 721 was a reference question posed to the Supreme Court of Canada regarding provisions in the Manitoba Act stipulating the provision of French language services in the province of Manitoba.

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Reference Re Same-Sex Marriage

Reference Re Same-Sex Marriage 3 S.C.R. 698, 2004 SCC 79, was a reference question to the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the constitutional validity of same-sex marriage in Canada.

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Reference Re Supreme Court Act, ss 5 and 6

Reference Re Supreme Court Act, ss 5 and 6, 2014 SCC 21 is a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada concerning the eligibility of members of the Quebec courts and the Quebec Bar to be appointed to the three seats on the Supreme Court reserved for Quebec.

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Richard Wagner (judge)

Richard R. Wagner, (born April 2, 1957) is a Canadian judge who serves as the 18th and current Chief Justice of Canada.

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Rosalie Abella

Rosalie Silberman Abella, (born July 1, 1946) is a Canadian jurist.

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Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), also known since 2012 as Architecture Canada, is a Canadian association that represents over 4,800 Canadian architects, faculty, and graduates of Canadian schools of architecture.

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Same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.

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Second Supreme Court of Canada Building

The old Supreme Court building sat to the west of Parliament Hill in Ottawa and was home to the Supreme Court of Canada from 1882 to 1945.

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Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of the Constitution of Canada.

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State-owned enterprise

A state-owned enterprise (SOE) is a business enterprise where the state has significant control through full, majority, or significant minority ownership.

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Stephen Harper

Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian economist, entrepreneur, and retired politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006, to November 4, 2015.

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Steven Truscott

Steven Murray Truscott (born January 18, 1945 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian man who was sentenced to death in 1959 for the rape and murder of classmate Lynne Harper.

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Supreme court

A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of courts in many legal jurisdictions.

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Supreme Court Act

The Supreme Court Act (the Act) is an Act passed by the Parliament of Canada which established the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador is the superior court for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal)

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) is at the top of the hierarchy of courts for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Suzanne Côté

Suzanne Côté (born September 21, 1958) is a puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Tax Court of Canada

The Tax Court of Canada (TCC; Cour canadienne de l'impôt), established in 1983 by the Tax Court of Canada Act, is a federal superior court which deals with matters involving companies or individuals and tax issues with the Government of Canada.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada.

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The Honourable

The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.

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The Right Honourable

The Right Honourable (The Rt Hon. or Rt Hon.) is an honorific style traditionally applied to certain persons and to certain collective bodies in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, India, some other Commonwealth realms, the Anglophone Caribbean, Mauritius, and occasionally elsewhere.

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Thomas Cromwell (jurist)

Thomas Albert Cromwell, (born May 5, 1952) is a Canadian jurist and former Puisne Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Toronto Star

The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper.

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Truth

Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard.

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University of Alberta Faculty of Law

The University of Alberta Faculty of Law is the graduate school of law of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (U of O Law, uOttawa Law, or Ottawa Law) is the law school at the University of Ottawa, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the nation's capital.

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University of Toronto Faculty of Law

The University of Toronto Faculty of Law (U of T Law, UToronto Law) is the law school of the University of Toronto.

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University of Victoria Faculty of Law

The University of Victoria Faculty of Law is a law school at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Veritas

In Roman mythology, Veritas, meaning truth, is the goddess of truth, a daughter of Chronos, the God of Time (who has been identified with Saturn-Cronus, perhaps first by Plutarch), and the mother of Virtus.

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Viceroy

A viceroy is a regal official who runs a country, colony, city, province, or sub-national state, in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory.

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Walter Seymour Allward

Walter Seymour Allward, (18 November 1876 – 24 April 1955) was a Canadian monumental sculptor widely praised for his "original sense of spatial composition, his mastery of the classical form and his brilliant craftsmanship." Allward's 1917 heroic monument, the Bell Telephone Memorial, has been seen as the finest example of his early works.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Canada

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