Summary of Meetings: Constitutional/Civil Liberties
Number of Meetings Held:3
October 11, 2022
Registration Count: 71
Guest Speakers: Geoffrey Cowper, KC, Alison Latimer, KC, and Jonathan Penner
Meeting Title/Topic: Cambie Surgeries: Charter Right to Medical Care?
Synopsis: Counsel for the appellant, counsel for the respondent, and counsel for one of the intervenors provided their perspectives on this important decision on constitutional access to healthcare.
December 13, 2022
Registration Count: 63
Guest Speakers: Natalia Sudeyko and Michael Manhas
Meeting Title/Topic: Constitutional Law Issues in Saik'uz First Nation and Rio Tinto
Synopsis: A discussion was provided on the many complicated issues involved in Thomas and Saik’uz First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2022 BCSC 15.
March 17, 2023
Registration Count: 59
Guest Speakers: Jonathan Penner and David Wu
Meeting Title/Topic: Charter Claims and Petitions
Synopsis: Charter claims and petitions were examined through a review of the case of Redeemed Christian Church of God v New Westminster, 2022 BCCA 224.