Category: Charter Breaches

Applying the Charter to State Actors Abroad: SCC Grants Leave in Corporal C.R. McGregor v Her Majesty the Queen

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) will refine its jurisprudence on extraterritorial applications of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [the Charter] when it hears Corporal C.R. McGregor v...

Appeal Watch: Consecutive Ineligible Parole Periods Deemed Unconstitutional in Attorney General of Quebec, et al. v. Alexandre Bissonnette

*TRIGGER WARNING: This post has descriptions of violence that may be triggering to some readers* Since the abolition of the death penalty, the highest sentence a judge can prescribe to...

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...