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A historical first for the SCC

The Asper Centre is intervening in the upcoming Supreme Court of Canada case of Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie Britannique v British Columbia (Éducation) relating to whether British Columbia failed to adequately fund and support French minority language education. Section 23 of the Charter guarantees the right to minority language education. In British Columbia, … Read More

Asper Centre granted intervener status in 2 upcoming Ontario Court of Appeal cases and seeks standing in a third one

City of Toronto v. Attorney General of Ontario et al On September 10, 2018, Ontario Superior Court Judge Edward Belobaba in City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151 declared that the province of Ontario had “substantially interfered” with the Charter section 2(b) freedom of expression rights of both the municipal ward election … Read More

Asper Centre students call for Canada to suspend STCA on Refugee Rights Day

via @UTLaw: https://www.law.utoronto.ca/news/students-call-on-canada Thursday, April 4, 2019 By Karen Chen and Mackenzie Claggett Canada presents itself to the world as a place where “those fleeing persecution, terror and war” are welcome. It is a reputation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted on Twitter following the decision in the U.S. to institute a travel ban against … Read More

Asper Centre Executive Director Cheryl Milne awarded 2019 Law Society Medal

The Asper Centre’s Executive Director Cheryl Milne is among the 2019 recipients of the Law Society of Ontario Medal, which recognizes and lauds “exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities.” Cheryl Milne’s citation says she “has had a profound and unique influence on the Canadian legal landscape as a child rights advocate. She is … Read More

Asper Centre awarded Law Foundation of Ontario grant to develop online police oversight guides

The Asper Centre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Law Foundation of Ontario responsive grant to develop online guides to the police oversight procedures in Ontario. This forms part of our ongoing work developing national online guides about the police oversight procedures in all of Canada, which stems from the activities … Read More