Supreme Court

Justice Abella's SCC office (Courtesy of Jonathan Trottier/Supreme Court of Canada)

A rare peek into Justice Rosalie Abella’s office

In a remarkable glimpse of her life inside the Supreme Court, Rosalie Abella explains to Paul Wells the history and significance of what hangs on the walls of her office
Justice Rosalie Abella. (Photograph by Jennifer Roberts; Hair and make-up by GianLuca Orienti/Judy Inc.)

Rosie Abella said she’d answer questions when she turned 75

Rosie Abella is 75 (almost). She was appointed at 29, the youngest judge in Canadian history and leaves the Supreme Court as its longest-serving current member. A one-of-a-kind interview by Paul Wells.
Posing for an official Supreme Court photo (Abella in back row, far left) in 2004 (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Governments are increasingly turning to retired judges for help. Is that a bad thing?

Our editorial: It often looks like an attempt to catch a break from constant, and often richly earned, accusations of mismanagement
Kenney and Moe speak during a press conference at the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show in Weyburn, Sask. on June 5, 2019 (CP/Michael Bell)

The reality of carbon prices sinks in

The provinces that resisted the federal plan will now have to chart a new path. But they already quietly understood what needs to be done.
Thomas Chan. (Photograph by Clay Stang)

Does Thomas Chan belong in prison?

At 19, he killed his father while high on drugs. His case is headed to the Supreme Court in one of the most polarizing legal challenges in a generation.
Election workers count Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on Nov. 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Does Trump’s Supreme Court threat hold water? And other burning questions.

On U.S. Election Day 2, some big questions loom: Is a tie possible? Which candidate has more paths to victory? And where will the legal battles happen?
Supreme Court judge Claire L'Heureux Dube with american Supreme Court Judge Bader-Ginsburg at the Supreme Court of Canada on September, 27, 2000. (Bruno Schlumberger/The Ottawa Citizen)

’A friendship of minds’: Claire L’Heureux-Dubé on the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The former Supreme Court justice speaks about her long friendship with Ginsburg, their proudest moments and the role of women on the bench

Supreme Court justices come to Winnipeg—and the crowd goes wild

Hundreds lined up in downtown Winnipeg for the chance to witness the Supreme Court of Canada hear cases outside Ottawa for the first time in its 144-year existence

The glaring omission on the Supreme Court

Heidi Matthews: If we’re going to take reconciliation seriously, Canadian law needs to change, and it needs to start at the top
Jody Wilson-Raybould Jane Philpott

On the elimination of inconvenient Liberals

Paul Wells: Welcome to an offensive on Charter rights—This was the week it became necessary to destroy the village of good government in order to save it.