Category: Human Rights

The Scope of the Federal Criminal Law Power in the Reference re Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

The need to safeguard privacy has long been a mainstay of the Canadian legal system. The right to secure autonomy and control over our private information has been preserved both...

SCC to Determine Constitutionality of Administrative Segregation

In February, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) granted leave for two appeals, Attorney General of Canada v Corporation of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (SCC Case Number 38574), and...

Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Reference: What’s the difference between a genetic test and a biopsy?

At the hearing of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Reference, SC 2017, c 3 [GNDA Reference], at the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) this month, Justice Brown asked the representative of the...