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CASE SUMMARY Schrenk v British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal is a case about the scope of discrimination regarding employment in British Columbia’s Human Rights Code. Specifically, the Supreme Court of Canada considered whether protection from discrimination in the workplace Read More

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BCCLA and JHSC v Canada [2017]

CASE SUMMARY This case is a Charter challenge to the use of solitary confinement in Canadian federal prisons. Under the regime challenged in this case, federally incarcerated persons can be placed in a type of solitary confinement called administrative Read More

JP v British Columbia [2016]

Case summary This case concerns when and how civil liability can arise from the actions of child protection workers in response to reports of suspected child abuse. JP, a mother of four children, brought a successful claim against the Read More

College of Massage Therapists of BC v Scott [2015]

Case summary The case is about when and how the governing bodies of healthcare professions can act to protect the public in response to a complaint of sexual misconduct. The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia received a Read More

Lloyd v R [2015]

Case summary The case challenged the constitutionality of section 5(3)(a)(i)(D) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which created a mandatory minimum jail sentence of one year for drug trafficking in certain situations. In particular, the case looked at Read More

TWU and Volkenant v Law Society of BC [2015]

Case Summary This case concerns the BC government’s approval of a proposed faculty of law at Trinity Western University (TWU), an evangelical Christian post-secondary institution in Langley. TWU requires all of its students and staff to sign a Community Covenant that Read More