Articles about ‘Supreme Court of Canada’

Supreme Court of Canada Releases Decision in S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corp

  • February 28, 2019
  • Anoop Kalsi
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The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released their decision finding that Henson Trusts are not considered assets when determining eligibility for a rent subsidy.

Henson trusts, often relied upon by many persons with disabilities, allow family members to put aside money for persons with disabilities while preserving their entitlements for social assistance. » Read the rest

Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp. Summary: SCC Reaffirms Test for Discrimination but Gives a Narrow Understanding of Addiction

  • June 27, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision in the case of Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30.  The majority judgment affirmed the current framework for determining whether discrimination has occurred. However, bakerlaw is concerned that the majority decision could have a chilling effect on individuals suffering from an addiction, as the Court’s ruling hinged on a very narrow understanding of addiction, which impacted its decision on whether in this case, drug dependence was a factor in the termination of employment. » Read the rest

SCC Grants Extension and Exemptions in Carter

  • January 15, 2016
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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The Supreme Court of Canada has granted a 4 month extension to the Federal Government to allow it more time to draft legislation regarding physician assisted suicide. The Attorney General of Canada had requested a 6 month extension however, the majority concluded that 4 months was appropriate given the four month break that took place when Parliament was dissolved in early August in anticipation of the election and did not resume until early December. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw’s David Baker on CBC’s Power and Politics

  • January 12, 2016
  • David Baker
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Yesterday bakerlaw’s David Baker was featured on CBC’s Power and Politics discussing the importance of having strong safeguards in regards to physician assisted suicide. To see his debate, click here (link).

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The debate was filmed following the Supreme Court of Canada’s hearing regarding the Federal Government’s request to extend the declaration of invalidity rendered in Carter v Canada. » Read the rest

Bakerlaw Files Response to Supreme Court Regarding Motion to Extend February 2016 Deadline Set in Carter

  • December 10, 2015
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Last week, the Attorney General of Canada submitted a motion to the Supreme Court of Canada to extend the deadline the Court gave in the Carter v Canada (Attorney General) judgment. In Carter, the Court struck down the provisions of the Criminal Code prohibiting physician assisted suicide (to read the full decision click here (link to decision)). » Read the rest

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