Represented by Bakerlaw, coalition of equality-seeking groups joins legal action against federal government
- December 18, 2007
- David Baker
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Today a coalition of eight organizations representing equality-seeking communities announced that it will file a motion in Federal Court to intervene in the case challenging the decision of the federal government to cut its funding to the Court Challenges Program. Court Challenges is a decades-old program that is a crucial source of money for equality-focused legal fights in Canada.
“The Program supported several challenges and interventions that helped define what the right to equality means in Canada” says Bakerlaw’s Faisal Bhabha, legal counsel for the coalition, in a news release issued today. “The Program itself has become inseparable from the constitutional guarantee of equality that it was designed to promote.”
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