Category: Procedural Law

Francis v Ontario: The ONCA Upholds Charter Breaches for Any Period in Administrative Segregation for Seriously Mentally Ill Inmates

In an unanimous decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“ONCA” or “the Court”) dismissed the Ontario government’s appeal against the $30 million solitary confinement class action. Francis v Ontario 2021...

SCC Grants Leave to Appeal for Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s Advanced Legal Cost Claim in Anderson v Alberta (Attorney General)

In the last three decades, Indigenous nations have increasingly chosen to address systemic injustices facing their communities through litigation. However, as many Aboriginal law cases are complex and novel in...