Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.
This week’s summaries concern:
Criminal Law – Courts – Practice
Ishaq v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) 2015 FCA 212
Courts – Practice
Summary: Ishaq was a Pakistani national who had been granted Canadian citizenship. Her religious beliefs required her to wear a niqab (a veil that covered most of her face). A 2011 change in government policy required her to remove the niqab during the oath of citizenship. Ishaq challenged the policy on a number of grounds, including freedom of religion and equality rights under the Charter. The Federal Court, in a decision reported at  F.T.R. TBEd. FE.057, allowed …
Canada (Attorney General) v. Violator No. 10 2015 FCA 155
Summary: The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada was created under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. Pursuant to the Act certain persons and entities had to report suspicious transactions to the Centre. Therefore, the Centre controlled a large database of confidential information. The Act imposed certain obligations on the Centre with respect that information, such as an obligation to keep it confidential (s. 55(1)). To the extent that such information was incorporated …