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B.C. medicare ruling clashes with 2005 Supreme Court decision that said Quebec can’t ban private health insurance

Article content continued But there were nuances. Three of the seven judges said the insurance ban violated section-7 of the Charter, while one just said it breached a similar section of the Quebec bill of rights and declined to deal with the Charter. Three judges dissented, which meant there was a three-three tie on the… Read More »

COVID-19 triggers flood of court rulings as estranged parents argue exes putting children at infection risk

It’s called nesting, and is a refreshingly constructive solution for divided families. The children live full-time in their home, while the separated parents take turns staying with them. But on March 31, an Ontario judge ordered that an immune-compromised Ottawa mother be given exclusive use of the matrimonial abode, citing her heightened risk from COVID-19… Read More »

US appeals court ruling on Obamacare gives health-care industry brief reprieve

Getty Images The S&P Health Care Sector index hit a new 52-week high on Thursday after a U.S. appeals court punted on deciding whether the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, pushing the decision out to another year or so. In a 2-to-1 decision, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said late Wednesday that it… Read More »

U.S. high court temporarily blocks Louisiana abortion restrictions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily prevented a Louisiana law imposing strict regulations on abortion clinics from taking effect in a case that presents a key test on the contentious issue following last year’s retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a pivotal supporter of abortion rights. FILE PHOTO: Anti-abortion marchers rally at… Read More »