R v Lewis [1996]

Case Summary The scope of the Coalition’s (including LEAF, the Elizabeth Bagshaw Society, Every Woman’s Health Centre Society (1988), the BC Women’s CARE Program, and the BC Coalition for Abortion Clinics) intervention was to make submissions under section 1 of Read More

R v O’Connor [1995]

Case Summary In 1991, Bishop O’Connor was charged with rape and indecent assault of four aboriginal women at a residential school in Williams Lake, BC. During the pre-trial process, the judge ordered the disclosure of all records of therapists, Read More

Norberg v Wynrib [1992]

Case Summary Laura Norberg, of Williams Lake, had been unsuccessful at trial and on appeal in her bid for compensation against a doctor who, knowing she was dependent on prescription drugs, gave her prescriptions in exchange for sexual services.  Read More

R v Sullivan [1991]

Case Summary This case was about two midwives who were convicted of criminal negligence causing bodily harm to a birthing mother due to the death of the unborn child. The case raised the issue of the legal status of the Read More