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Genex Communications Inc. v. CRTC: Radio Stations and Free Speech

January 1, 2005

Genex Communications Inc. v. Attorney General of Canada, [2005] F.C.J. No. 1440 (F.C.A.), which examined the application of the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of expression to a decision by the CRTC to refuse to renew a radio station license (the CCLA intervened in the Federal Court of Appeal); 2005-00-00-genex-communications-v-crtc-radio-stations-and-free-speech

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Same-Sex Marriage Reference

May 11, 2004

In this reference, the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to consider the constitutional issues surrounding granting or explicitly barring to civil marriage for couples of the same-sex. Also at issue were the religious rights of clergy who do not wish to perform same-sex marriages. Read the Supreme Court of Canada’s case summary Read CCLA’s […]

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R. v. Glad Day Bookshops: Film Censorship

August 20, 2003

R v. Glad Day Bookshop Inc., [2004] O.J. No. 1766 (Ont. Sup. Ct. Jus.), in which one of the issues was the constitutionality of the statutory regime requiring prior approval and allowing the prior restraint of films (the CCLA intervened in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice). Read CCLA’s factum here.  

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Banks v. Her Majesty the Queen: Safe Streets Act & Panhandling

February 2, 2002

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Banks v. Her Majesty the Queen: Safe Streets Act & Panhandling

February 2, 2002

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Local 558 v. Pepsi-Cola: Secondary Picketing

January 24, 2002

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 558 v. Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages (West) Ltd., [2002] 1 S.C.R. 156, in which the issue concerned the extent to which the common law regarding secondary picketing should be modified in light of Charter values (the CCLA intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada); 2000-00-00-local-558-v-pepsi-cola-secondary-picketing

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Brockie v. Ontario Human Rights Commission (Ontario Court of Justice – Divisional Court)

August 2, 2001

This case concerns whether refusing to conduct business with an LGBT organization constitutes a violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Read CCLA’s factum before the Divisional Court

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Chamberlain v. Surrey: Religion and GLBT Books in Schools

April 10, 2001

Chamberlain v. The Board of Trustees of School District # 36 (Surrey), [2002] 4 S.C.R. 710, which involved the balancing of freedom of religion and equality rights in the context of a public school board’s approval of books for a school curriculum (the CCLA intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada); 2001-04-10-chamberlain-v-surrey-religion-and-glbt-books-in-schools

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Trinity Western University v. B.C. College of Teachers: Religion and Discrimination at Teaching Colleges

June 15, 2000

Trinity Western University v. British Columbia College of Teachers, [2001] 1 S.C.R. 772, in which the CCLA supported a private university’s claim to be accredited for certification of its graduates as teachers eligible to teach in the public school system, despite the fact that the university’s religiously-based code of conduct likely excluded gays and lesbians […]

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Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada: Obscenity

September 16, 1999

Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Attorney General), [2000] 2 S.C.R. 1120, in which one of the issues was whether certain provisions of Canada’s customs legislation which permit customs officers to seize and detain allegedly obscene material at the border unreasonably infringe on the right to freedom of expression (the CCLA intervened in the […]