Category: Charter of Rights & Freedoms

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Re Shortt: ONCA Finds 6-Year Delay Discharging NCR Man to Appropriate Community Living Unconstitutional

In October, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA”) released its decision in Re Shortt, 2020 ONCA 651 [Shortt] requiring the Government to fund an appropriate community living placement for Mr....

No Constitutional Right to Private Healthcare, rules Cambie Surgeries v BC

At the brink of the neighbouring United States presidential election where the recurring public versus private debate healthcare continues to wage on, the Canadian universal healthcare system figures in as...

Five Years Too Long – R v Thanabalasingham: The Jordan Rule Affirmed

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) or (“the Court”) released their decision on R. v. Thanabalasingham 2020 SCC 18 [Thanabalasingham] on July 17, 2020. This case has been consistent with...