Category: Jurisdiction

Quebec’s Religious Neutrality Bill: What a Leave to Appeal Could Mean for Bill 21

Is the restriction of religious garments worn by public servants an infringement of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion that cannot be justified or is this is a restriction necessitated by...

SCC to Consider Multinational Corporate Accountability in Araya v Nevsun: A Q&A with Plaintiffs’ Counsel

In January 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”), will be hearing an appeal of Araya v Nevsun, 2017 BCCA 401 [Nevsun], which involves a group of Eritrean plaintiffs who filed a...

Duty to Consult, Honour of the Crown, and Legislatures – An Unclear Way Forward for Indigenous Communities in Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada (Governor General in Council)

The recent decision Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40 divided the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”), resulting in an unclear way forward for Indigenous communities...