Defense of Constitutional Rights and Freedoms
Notable Constitutional Law Cases
Past work in notable constitutional law cases include litigation pertaining to the legal definition of human being denied to unborn children, freedom of expression for opposing viewpoints in Toronto’s Pride parade, whether union seniority rights are protected by the Charter of Rights, the constitutionality of child protection legislation, due process and equality rights for biological fathers, and financial discrimination affecting disabled married couples.
- Hudspeth et al v. Whatcott et al. 2017 CarswellOnt 3918, 98 C.P.C. (7th) 40 (abuse of process designed to chill free speech);
- R. v. Mary Wagner, 2015 ONCJ 66, 2015 CarswellOnt 1862 (constitutional challenge to jurisdiction of government to define who is a human being)); appeal dismissed, 2016 CarswellOnt 21758;
- Cherrier v. Canada, (whether the Charter of Rights includes seniority rights);
- T.F. v. The Children’s Aid Society of Brant, 2014 ONSC 5313, 2014 CarswellOnt 14547 (inequality between father and mother in child protection legislation);
- Power v. Ontario (Community and Social Services) 2015 HRTO 26 (CanLII) (discriminatory legislation affecting disabled people))
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