Oral Arguments: Professor Alan Young on Bedford

Alan Young, Osgoode Professor and lead counsel in Canada v Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 provides an overview of the litigation strategy employed in his successful challenge to three criminal code provisions related to sex work. Drawing on the lessons learned from R v Malmo-Levine; R v Caine, 2003 SCC 74, Professor Young outlines how he structured the case in a manner that would be amenable to the court striking down the laws. Professor Young also comments on the case’s history, use of legislative facts in constitutional challenges and important factors when developing effective constitutional litigation strategies. Professor Young concludes by answering audience questions.

The recording is available here.

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