May 26, 2014

Feds score a few wins among high-profile losses

Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the May 26, 2014 issue of the Law Times regarding recent Supreme Court criminal law rulings.

"Despite a string of high-profile rulings against various crime bills at all levels of court in the past few months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's victories in other areas, including this month's Supreme Court decision in Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Harkat, show there's no judicial bias against the federal government's laws, says an appellate lawyer...

..."The reaction is that this is the Supreme Court doing what it can to gently roll back some of the current government's legislative agenda," says Paul-Erik Veel, an associate at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, of the ruling in Summers..."