Skip to content

Events

Asper Centre students mark Student Law Clinic Global Day of Action

via @UTLaw https://www.law.utoronto.ca/news/asper-centre-students-mark-student-law-clinics-global-day-action Back row (left to right): Mackenzie Cumberland; Clara Pencer; Leah Kelley; and Florian Nagy. Front row (left to right): Madeleine Carswell; Keely Kinley; and Yara Willox. Members not pictured: Madeleine Andrew-Gee; Adam LaRiviere; Leora Chapman; Haleigh Ryan; and Courtney Cowan. November 18, 2019 marks a Global Day of Action against air pollution … Read More

Asper Centre students call on the Ontario and federal governments to act on air pollution

via UofT Faculty of Law News: https://www.law.utoronto.ca//news/students-call-ontario-and-federal-governments-act-air-pollution Monday, November 18, 2019   Today, November 18th, is the Student Law Clinic Global Day of Action for Climate Justice. We are a student working group at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and, on this day, we call on our provincial and federal governments to take meaningful action … Read More

News Release: Asper Centre and Justice for Children and Youth organize youth consultations for legal challenge to Canada’s voting age

Toronto, November 14, 2019 — In partnership with several child rights organizations, Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (Asper Centre) have secured case development funding from the Court Challenges Program, which helps finance cases of national significance related to constitutional human rights issues. They will be hosting … Read More

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