Category: Constitutional Law

R v Sullivan: SCC will hear constitutional challenge on the prohibition of the extreme intoxication defence

In December, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “The Court”) granted the Crown leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s (“ONCA”) ruling in R v Sullivan, 2020 ONCA...

Strom v SRNA: Nurse’s Personal Social Media Posts Do Not Constitute Professional Misconduct

The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked the country in its revelation of the systemic frailties plaguing Canada’s long-term care (“LTC”) system. Individuals over the age of 70 have made up almost...

Ontario’s Sex Offender Registry Discriminates Against People with Disabilities, rules Ontario v G

Content warning: sexual violence, murder, bipolar disorder, policing Despite the ongoing pandemic, this fall has been a notable season for advancing the Section 15 substantive equality rights provision of the...

A Double-Edged Sword: Bissonnette c. R.

The Court of Appeal’s (“CA”) decision in Bissonnette c. R., 2020 QCCA 1585 (“Bissonnette”), illuminated the importance of respecting Parliament’s authority to re-write legislation when a court declares a statute...