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AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services): 26 Jun 2009

(Supreme Court of Canada) Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Liberty and security of person – Fundamental justice – Medical treatment – Child under 16 years of age refusing blood transfusions because her religion requires that she abstain from receiving blood – Transfusion necessary to avoid severe consequences to child’s health – For child … Continue reading AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services): 26 Jun 2009

Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v. Canadian Federation of Students – British Columbia Component: 10 Jul 2009

Canlii Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Application of Charter – Transit authorities’ advertising policies permitting commercial but not political advertising on public transit vehicles – Actions brought alleging that transit authorities’ policies violated freedom of expression – Whether entities which operate public transit systems ‘government’ within meaning of … Continue reading Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v. Canadian Federation of Students – British Columbia Component: 10 Jul 2009

Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union: 27 Jun 1991

Canlii Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Application – Union entering into collective agreement with community college containing mandatory dues check-off clause – Employee objecting to expenditure of union dues on causes unrelated to collective bargaining – Whether Charter applies – Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, R.S.O. 1980, c. 74, … Continue reading Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union: 27 Jun 1991

Regina v Grant: 17 Jul 2009

Canlii (Supreme Court of Canada) Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Arbitrary detention – Right to counsel – Encounter between accused and police going from general neighbourhood policing to situation where police effectively took control over accused and attempted to elicit incriminating information – Whether police conduct would cause a reasonable person in accused’s … Continue reading Regina v Grant: 17 Jul 2009

Thomson Newspapers Ltd v Canada (Director of Investigation and Research, Restrictive Trade Practices Commission): 29 Mar 1990

SCC (Supreme Court of Canada) Constitutional law — Charter of Rights — Fundamental justice – Self-incrimination — Right to remain silent – Derivative evidence — Combines investigation — Corporation suspected of predatory pricing – Corporate officers ordered to testify under oath and to produce documents pursuant to s. 17 of the Combines Investigation Act — … Continue reading Thomson Newspapers Ltd v Canada (Director of Investigation and Research, Restrictive Trade Practices Commission): 29 Mar 1990

Regina v Grant; 17 Jul 2009

References: 2009 SCC 32, [2009] 2 SCR 353, 309 DLR (4th) 1, 245 CCC (3d) 1, 66 CR (6th) 1, 253 OAC 124 Links: Canlii Coram: McLachlin CJ and Binnie, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron JJ Canlii (Supreme Court of Canada) Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Arbitrary detention – Right to counsel … Continue reading Regina v Grant; 17 Jul 2009

Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union; 27 Jun 1991

References: [1991] 2 SCR 211, 1991 CanLII 68 (SCC) Links: Canlii Coram: Wilson, La Forest, L’Heureux-Dube, Sopinka, Gonthier, Cory and McLachlin JJ Canlii Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Application – Union entering into collective agreement with community college containing mandatory dues check-off clause – Employee objecting to expenditure … Continue reading Lavigne v Ontario Public Service Employees Union; 27 Jun 1991

Regina v Edwards Books and Art Ltd; 18 Dec 1986

References: [1986] 2 SCR 713, (1986) 35 DLR (4th) 1, 30 CCC (3d) 385, 86 CLLC 14, 55 CR (3d) 193 Links: Canlii Coram: Dickson CJ Supreme Court of Canada – the limitation of the protected right must be one that ‘it was reasonable for the legislature to impose’, and that the courts were ‘not … Continue reading Regina v Edwards Books and Art Ltd; 18 Dec 1986

Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v. Canadian Federation of Students – British Columbia Component; 10 Jul 2009

References: [2009] 2 SCR 295, 309 DLR (4th) 277, 2009 SCC 31, [2009] 8 WWR 385, 272 BCAC 29, 389 NR 98, 93 BCLR (4th) 1, EYB 2009-161351, JE 2009-1320, [2009] SCJ No 31 (QL), 179 ACWS (3d) 98, 192 CRR (2d) 336 Links: Canlii Coram: McLachlin CJ and Bastarache,* Binnie, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella, … Continue reading Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v. Canadian Federation of Students – British Columbia Component; 10 Jul 2009

Rodriguez v Attorney General of Canada: 30 Sep 1993

Canlii (Supreme Court of Canada) Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Life, liberty and security of the person – Fundamental justice – Terminally ill patient seeking assistance to commit suicide – Whether Criminal Code provision prohibiting aiding a person to commit suicide infringes s. 7 of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – If … Continue reading Rodriguez v Attorney General of Canada: 30 Sep 1993

Morgentaler v Regina: 28 Jan 1988

Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law — Charter of Rights — Life, liberty and security of the person — Fundamental justice — Abortion — Criminal Code prohibiting abortion except where life or health of woman endangered — Whether or not abortion provisions infringe right to life, liberty and security of the person — If … Continue reading Morgentaler v Regina: 28 Jan 1988

Carter v Canada (Attorney General): 15 Jun 2012

Supreme Court of British Columbia – [1] The plaintiffs have challenged the Criminal Code of Canada provisions prohibiting physician-assisted dying, relying on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the Reasons for Judgment that follow, I describe the evidence and legal arguments that have led me to conclude that the plaintiffs succeed in their … Continue reading Carter v Canada (Attorney General): 15 Jun 2012

Resolution to amend the Constitution: 28 Sep 1981

Supreme Court of Canada The References in question were prompted by the opposition of eight provinces to a proposed Resolution, published on October 2, 1980. The proposed Resolution contained an address to be presented to Her Majesty The Queen in right of the United Kingdom and a statute, to which was appended another statute providing … Continue reading Resolution to amend the Constitution: 28 Sep 1981

Valente v The Queen: 19 Dec 1985

Canlii Supreme Court of Canada – Courts — Charter of Rights — Independent tribunal — Provincial Court judge declined jurisdiction on ground Provincial Court (Criminal Division) not an independent tribunal — Whether or not judge of Provincial Court (Criminal Division) an independent tribunal. Constitutional law — Charter of Rights — Courts — Independent tribunal — … Continue reading Valente v The Queen: 19 Dec 1985

Sauve v Canada (Chief Electoral Officer): 31 Oct 2002

Canlii Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Right to vote – Prisoners – Canada Elections Act provision disqualifying persons imprisoned in correctional institution serving sentences of two years or more from voting in federal elections – Crown conceding that provision infringes right to vote – Whether infringement justified – … Continue reading Sauve v Canada (Chief Electoral Officer): 31 Oct 2002

Alberta v Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony: 24 Jul 2009

Canlii Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Freedom of religion – New regulation requiring photo for all Alberta driver’s licences – Members of Hutterian Brethren sincerely believing that Second Commandment prohibits them from having their photograph willingly taken – Whether regulation infringed freedom of religion – If so, whether infringement justified – Canadian Charter … Continue reading Alberta v Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony: 24 Jul 2009

RJR-MacDonald Inc v Canada (Attorney General): 21 Sep 1995

Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law — Division of powers — Charter of Rights — Freedom of expression — Commercial advertising — Cigarette advertising banned — Whether or not legislation validly enacted under criminal law power or under peace, order and good government clause — If so, whether or not Act’s provisions infringing s. … Continue reading RJR-MacDonald Inc v Canada (Attorney General): 21 Sep 1995

Regina v NS: 20 Dec 2012

Canlii Charter of Rights – Freedom of religion – Right to fair hearing – Right to make full answer and defence – Muslim witness at preliminary hearing in sexual assault trial wanting to testify with her face covered by niqab – Whether requiring witness to remove the niqab while testifying would interfere with her religious … Continue reading Regina v NS: 20 Dec 2012

Syndicat Northcrest v Amselem: 30 Jun 2004

Canlii (Supreme Court of Canada) Civil rights – Freedom of religion — Definition of freedom of religion — Exercise of religious freedoms — Orthodox Jews setting up succahs in pursuit of their religious beliefs on balconies of their co-owned property — Syndicate of co-owners requesting removal of succahs because declaration of co-ownership prohibits decorations, alterations … Continue reading Syndicat Northcrest v Amselem: 30 Jun 2004

Regina v Oakes; 28 Feb 1986

References: [1986] 1 SCR 103, 1986 CanLII 46 (SCC), 53 OR (2d) 719, 24 CCC (3d) 321, 50 CR (3d) 1, 65 NR 87, [1986] CarswellOnt 95, EYB 1986-67556, [1986] SCJ No 7 (QL), 14 OAC 335, 16 WCB 73, [1986] ACS no 7, 19 CRR 308 Links: Canlii Coram: Dickson C.J. and Estey, McIntyre, … Continue reading Regina v Oakes; 28 Feb 1986

Doe v Metropolitan Toronto (Municipality) Commissioners of Police; 30 Aug 1990

References: 74 OR (2d) 225, 72 DLR (4th) 580, 5 CCLT (2d) 77, [1990] OJ No 1584 (QL), 10 WCB (2d) 577, 1 CRR (2d) 211, 50 CPC (2d) 92, 40 OAC 161, 22 ACWS (3d) 869 Links: Canlii Coram: O’Leary, Saunders and Moldaver JJ Ontario – High Court of Justice, Divisional Court – Negligence … Continue reading Doe v Metropolitan Toronto (Municipality)
Commissioners of Police; 30 Aug 1990

Carter v Canada (Attorney General); 15 Jun 2012

Links: Canlii Coram: The Honourable Madam Justice Lynn Smith Supreme Court of British Columbia – [1] The plaintiffs have challenged the Criminal Code of Canada provisions prohibiting physician-assisted dying, relying on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the Reasons for Judgment that follow, I describe the evidence and legal arguments that have led … Continue reading Carter v Canada (Attorney General); 15 Jun 2012

Regina v NS; 20 Dec 2012

References: [2012] 3 SCR 726, 2012 SCC 72 Links: Canlii Coram: McLachlin CJ and LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella, Rothstein and Cromwell JJ Canlii Charter of Rights – Freedom of religion – Right to fair hearing – Right to make full answer and defence – Muslim witness at preliminary hearing in sexual assault trial wanting to … Continue reading Regina v NS; 20 Dec 2012

RJR-MacDonald Inc v Canada (Attorney General); 21 Sep 1995

References: [1995] 3 SCR 199, 1995 CanLII 64 (SCC), 127 DLR (4th) 1, 100 CCC (3d) 449, 62 CPR (3d) 417, 31 CRR (2d) 189 Links: Canlii Coram: Lamer CJ and La Forest, L’Heureux-Dube, Sopinka, Gonthier, Cory, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ Supreme Court of Canada – Constitutional law — Division of powers — Charter … Continue reading RJR-MacDonald Inc v Canada (Attorney General); 21 Sep 1995

Alberta v Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony; 24 Jul 2009

References: 9 Alta LR (5th) 1, 310 DLR (4th) 193, 2009 SCC 37 (CanLII) Links: Canlii Coram: McLachlin CJ and Binnie, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Rothstein J Canlii Constitutional law – Charter of Rights – Freedom of religion – New regulation requiring photo for all Alberta driver’s licences – Members of Hutterian Brethren sincerely … Continue reading Alberta v Hutterian Brethren of Wilson Colony; 24 Jul 2009

Syndicat Northcrest v Amselem; 30 Jun 2004

References: (2004) 241 DLR (4th) 1, [2004] 2 SCR 551 Links: Canlii Coram: McLachlin CJ and Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Binnie, Arbour, LeBel, Deschamps and Fish JJ Canlii (Supreme Court of Canada) Civil rights – Freedom of religion — Definition of freedom of religion — Exercise of religious freedoms — Orthodox Jews setting up succahs in … Continue reading Syndicat Northcrest v Amselem; 30 Jun 2004

Sauve v Canada (Chief Electoral Officer); 31 Oct 2002

References: 218 DLR (4th) 577, 168 CCC (3d) 449, 5 CR (6th) 203, 294 NR 1, JE 2002-1974, [2002] SCJ No 66 (QL), 117 ACWS (3d) 553, [2002] ACS no 66, 55 WCB (2d) 21, 98 CRR (2d) 1, [2002] 3 SCR 519, 2002 SCC 68 (CanLII) Links: Canlii Coram: McLachlin CJ and L’Heureux-Dube, Gonthier, … Continue reading Sauve v Canada (Chief Electoral Officer); 31 Oct 2002