VANDU v DVBIA [2014]

Case Summary Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) v Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) started as a human rights complaint against the DVBIA for their treatment of people who are homeless in the downtown core of Vancouver. Read More

Trial Lawyers Association of BC v BC [2014]

Case Summary This case began as Vilardell v Dunham, a family law case that addressed the constitutionality of daily hearing fees. In family law, the party who files the proceedings is charged a fee for every day of hearing after Read More

Moore v Ministry of Education

Case Summary Moore v Ministry of Education specifically concerns discrimination against severely learning-disabled (SLD) students, but the Supreme Court of Canada decision on the case will have important implications for many others experiencing discrimination. Jeffrey Moore, a student with Read More

Friedmann v MacGarvie [2012]

Case Summary Friedmann involves a female tenant who was sexually harassed by her male landlord. After ending her tenancy, she filed a human rights complaint with the BC Human Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal found that the harassment she endured Read More

Missing Women Commission of Inquiry [2010]

Case Summary In November 2010, West Coast LEAF submitted its formal application to be a part of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, set up to investigate the disappearance and murder of dozens of women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Read More

Polygamy Reference [2010]

Case Summary This reference required the Court to determine whether s.293 of the Criminal Code (the “Polygamy Provision”) is constitutional, including whether the provision can be interpreted to ensure that it is constitutionally valid.  West Coast LEAF had a Read More