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Meet Nader Hasan, the Asper Centre’s New Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence

By Amy Chen Nader Hasan, a partner at Stockwoods LLP and one of Canada’s leading appellate lawyers, will be co-teaching the Asper Centre’s clinic course this fall as the constitutional litigator-in-residence. He graciously sat down with me to discuss his legal education, career history, and hopes for the upcoming term. Mr. Hasan has a long … Read More

Young Climate Activists Attempt to Hold Province Accountable for Inadequate Emissions Target

By Amy Chen In late 2019, Ecojustice and Stockwoods LLP initiated a constitutional challenge (“the Application”) against Ontario’s greenhouse gas reduction target on behalf of seven young climate activists (the “Applicants”). Ontario responded with a motion to strike. Mathur et al v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario was heard via teleconference on … Read More

Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Asper Centre’s Position on Charter Damages 

The Supreme Court of Canada heard this appeal in Treaty One Territory (Winnipeg, Manitoba). This was the Court’s first time sitting outside of Ottawa.  by Amy Chen On June 12, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment on Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia. The primary issue was whether the … Read More

Introducing our 2020 Summer Research Assistants

The Asper Centre welcomes four new research assistants for the summer of 2020. Despite these unusual times, everyone is busy with exciting projects, including two interventions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Amy Jun Chen Amy received her Bachelors of Arts and Science from McMaster University, where she developed her interests in constitutional law, public … Read More

Ontario Court of Appeal Rules G20 Protester’s Rights Violated by Police

  Ten years after Toronto hosted the G20 summit, a civil suit launched against the Toronto police has finally been resolved by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The decision—Stewart v. Toronto (Police Services Board)—represents a strong affirmation of the constitutional right to protest, especially in public spaces like parks. The case arose out of the … Read More