Category: Jurisdiction

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...

Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks: Exclusive vs. Concurrent Jurisdiction for Labour Arbitrators

In Northern Regional Health Authority v Horrocks, 2021 SCC 42 [Horrocks], the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) held in a 6-1 decision that mandatory dispute resolution provisions...

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...