The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 10, the 161st day of 2005 with 204 to follow.
By United Press International

Ontario expands rights of disabled

OTTAWA, May 5 (UPI) -- Ontario's highest court has issued a ruling that expands the rights of disabled workers in the province.

Holocaust denier to be sent to Germany

TORONTO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Holocaust denier who has lived in Canada for decades is likely to be deported to Germany on Tuesday.

Canada court rules for same-sex benefits

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled Canada violated the rights of gays and lesbians by depriving them of more than $85 million in survivor benefits.

Fight to reverse 1959 murder conviction

OTTAWA, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has refused a new trial to a man who served 10 years for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl 45 years ago.

Canada grants first-ever same-sex divorce

TORONTO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A Toronto judge has granted Canada's first same-sex divorce, saying if lesbians had a right to marry, they have a right to divorce, the Globe and Mail said.

Hurricane Carter quits advocacy group

TORONTO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has resigned from a Canadian prisoner rights group in a rift with its five directors, the CBC reported Saturday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2004 with 204 to follow.
By United Press International

Canadian high court justice moves to U.N.

OTTAWA, June 8 (UPI) -- Canadian Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour has stepped down from the bench to prepare for her new position as U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights.

Ontario mulls response to anti-censor move

TORONTO, May 1 (UPI) -- Ontario officials are reviewing a landmark decision striking down a requirement that all films and videos in the Canadian province be approved by a censors.

Couple admits confining boys for 13 years

TORONTO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A Canadian couple who kept their adopted boys in cages and beat them regularly for 13 years pleaded guilty in an Ontario court to several criminal charges.

Canada to supply medical marijuana

OTTAWA, July 9 (UPI) -- Canada will soon be the first nation to officially supply medical marijuana -- at least temporarily.

Gays throng to wed legally in Ontario

TORONTO, June 25 (UPI) -- Hundreds of gay couples are arriving in Toronto, where they can be legally married in time for Gay Pride week.

Canada in uproar over same-sex marriage

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- A provincial court ruling giving gays the right to marry has sparked a political firestorm in Canada.

Under the Maple Leaf: Liberal rule change?

TORONTO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The race to replace Canada's sitting prime minister may be hit with a rule change.
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The Court of Appeal for Ontario (frequently referred to as Ontario Court of Appeal or OCA) is headquartered in downtown Toronto, in historic Osgoode Hall.

The Court is composed of 24 judges who hear over 1,500 appeals each year, on issues of private law, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, and other matters. The Supreme Court of Canada hears appeals from less than 3% of the decisions of the Court of Appeal; in a very practical sense, the Court of Appeal is the last avenue of appeal for most litigants in the province. Among the Court of Appeal's most notable decisions was a 2003 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Ontario. Among many judges from the Court who have been elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada are Justices Rosalie Abella, Louise Arbour, Peter Cory, Louise Charron, Bora Laskin, and Bertha Wilson.

The court derives its jurisdiction from Ontario's Courts of Justice Act.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ontario Court."
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