In recent years, change in the
Canadian legal landscape has been fuelled by two dominant factors: first, the
growing influence of constitutional concerns, including federal/provincial
division of powers issues and a variety of matters arising from the
Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and second, the burgeoning number and
power of Charter-oriented administrative tribunals that play an increasingly
influential role in our complicated, interest-based society.
to these trends, we have brought together a group of lawyers with extensive
experience in constitutional law. In addition to publishing and speaking
widely in this area, our constitutional lawyers have garnered years of
experience both prosecuting and defending all manner of constitutional claims
on behalf of corporations, government agencies, and individuals before all
levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
include the provision of interpretive advice, opinions and legal
representation in connection with issues such as aboriginal law and
litigation, Charter rights and federal and provincial jurisdictional disputes.
The results we have achieved have often been precedent-setting or far-reaching
- Catholic Civil Rights League and others as interveners in an appeal involving the Quebec Minister of Education's denial of an exemption to Loyola High School from the provincial Program on Ethics and Religious Culture.
- Mariann Taylor-Baptiste, in connection with an application for judicial review arising from a decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario involving a conflict of rights between union speech and freedom from discrimination.
- Canadian Constitution Foundation, in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in Moore v. British Columbia, 2012 SCC 61, involving the duty to accommodate disabilities in the B.C. public school system.
2012, Legal Media Groups Benchmark CanadaBennett Jones, recognized as a litigation star in Alberta
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