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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

Substantive Equality in Sentencing: Morris and Sharma

  by Mashoka Maimona On January 22, 2020, the Asper Centre hosted three lawyers involved in two cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) in which the Asper Centre intervened — R v Morris and R v Sharma — which consider how historical and social context can invaluably inform the sentencing process for marginalized people.  Emily … Read More

“Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Safe Third has got to go! Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Safe Third has got to go!”

by Karen Chen, Shelby Rooney and Anju Xing Dozens gathered in front of the Federal Court in Toronto this Monday, Nov. 4 to chant along in support of a legal challenge against the United States’ designation as a “safe country” under the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). A challenge years in the making, Asper Centre … Read More