Category: Appeal Watch

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...

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Federal Court Declares the STCA Unconstitutional

In July, the Federal Court released a long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the Safe Third Country Agreement (“STCA”). Although the Federal Court (“FC”) found the STCA to be unconstitutional,...

R v Reilly: Stay of Proceeding is Not a Remedy for Systemic Charter Breaches

When someone’s Charter rights are breached, s. 24(1) of the Charter provides that a court can issue a remedy to the individual for the breach.  In criminal cases, the remedies...