While Bill 21 clearly violates rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Quebec has invoked the notwithstanding clause to protect the law from challenges that it violates those rights.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
Mass incarceration of Indigenous persons, incarceration of people with mental illness, and overuse of solitary confinement are just some of the issues plaguing Canada's prison system today.
Should we impose limits on the use of space in publicly funded housing so that resources are used for the betterment of the most people possible?
A dispute over the promotion of diversity is dividing the Law Society of Ontario, at a time when freedom of speech is seen as something that trumps equality rights.
A vegan firefighter who has alleged discrimination on the basis of "creed" for the failure to accommodate his diet has filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
An alternative model of land ownership is growing in Canada, as communities grapple with increasingly unaffordable housing prices and commercial development changes neighbourhoods.
The federal government missed an opportunity to introduce a significant protection for the LGBTQ community by failing to take steps to ban conversion therapy.
The Supreme Court's ruling in R v Jarvis updates the analysis of a "reasonable expectation of privacy," but does it go far enough in addressing gendered violence?
In this third part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler describes her husband's final days before his assisted death, and shares her reflections on the process.
In this second part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler writes about her partner's terminal illness and the development of assisted dying legislation.