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CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION SEMINAR 
CASES AND MATERIALS 
VOLUME I 


PROFESSOR L. WEINRIB 
September to December 1992 


FACULTY OF LAW 
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 












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CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION SEMINAR 
CASES AND MATERIALS 
VOLUME I 


PROFESSOR L. WEINRIB 
September to December 1992 


FACULTY OF LAW 


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS; VOLUME I 


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The Controversial Nature of Constitutional ' 

Adjudication 

Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 
Canadian Charter Equality Rights for Women: 

One Step Forward or Two Steps Back? , chapter 


five, "The Equality Cases", 1989 .1 

R. Knopff and F.L. Morton, Charter Politics 

(Scarborough: Nelson Canada, 1992) 98-108, 

138-65 . 8 

A. Chayes, "The Role of the Judge in Public Law 
Litigation", (1976) 89 Harvard Law Review 

1281 (excerpts).28 

T. Eisenberg & S. Yeazell, "The Ordinary and the 
Extraordinary in Institutional Litigation", 

(1980) 93 Harv. Law Rev (excerpts) .36 

How the Courts Expand Rights and Whittle Away at 

Government.4 2 


Selected Problems in the Conduct of Constitutional 

Litigation 


a) Standing 


D. Gibson & S. Gibson, "Enforcement of the 

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 
(Section 24)", in G.-A. Beaudoin & Ed 
Ratushny, The Canadian Charter of Rights 
and Freedoms . 2nd ed., (Toronto: 

Carswell, 1989), 783-94 . 43 

Borowski v. The Attorney General of Canada , 

[1989] 1 S.C.R. 342, 57 D.L.R. (4th) 271 . . 47 

Professional Institute of the Public Service of 

Canada v . The Commissioner of the 
Northwest Territories and the Northwest 

Territories Public Service Association, 

Respondents; and The Attorney General of 

Canada and the Attorney General for Ontario, 

Interveners . [1990] 2 S.C.R. 367 . 50 

The Wholesale Travel Group Inc, v. The Queen . 

[1991] 3 S.C.R. 154, 84 D.L.R. (4th) 161 . . 52 

The Canadian Council of Churches v. Canada 

(Minister of Employment and Immigration) . 

[1992] 1 S.C.R. 236 


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b) Public Interest Advocacy 

P.L.Bryden, "Public Interest Intervention in 

the Courts", (1987) 66 Can. Bar Rev. 490 ... 62 

A. Borovoy, Submissions to Supreme Court of 

Canada, "Interventions in Public Interest 
Litigation", submitted on behalf of 
Canadian Civil Liberties Association, 

July 17, 1984 . 80 

R. v. Seabover and Gavme , Order of Ontario 

Court of Appeal, dated February 26, 1986 ... 87 

International Fund for Animal Welfare Inc., 

Best & Davies v. The Queen et al (1988), 

83 N.R. 301.89 

Rothmans. Benson & Hedges Inc, v. A.G. Canada 

et al . unreported Order of Federal Court 

of Appeal, dated August 17, 1989 . 90 

M. Eberts, "Strategy for Equality Litigation 
Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and 
Freedoms ". in J.M. Weiler & R.M. Elliot, 
eds. Litigating the Values of a Nation: 

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms . 


(Toronto: Carswell, 1986), 411 . 92 

Rules of Civil Procedure, 0. Reg. 560/84, 

R. 13.01.98 

Regional Municipality of Peel and A.G. Ont. 

(1990), 74 O.R. (2d) 164.99 

Adler v. Ontario , unreported decision of 
Ontario Court of Justice - General 

Division, February 4, 1992 . 102 


S. Lavine, "Advocating Values: Public Interest 

Intervention in Charter Litigation" . 110 

c) Mootness 


Re B. et al. and the Childrens Aid Society of 

Metropolitan Toronto 63 O.R. (2d) 385 [1988] 

O.J. No. 78.146 

Factum of the Respondent, the Attorney General of 

Canada, Borowski v. A.G. Canada , excerpted . . 148 

Borowski v. A.G. Canada (1989) 57 D.L.R. (4th) 

231 (S.C.C.).153 

Moysa v. Labour Relations Board et al. (1989) , 

60 D.L.R. (4th) 2 (S.C.C.).159 

Daigle v. Tremblay [1989] 2 S.C.R 530. 162 


d) Role of the Attorney General 

Courts of Justice Act. 1984 . S.O. 1984, c. 11, 
s. 122 . 


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Rules of Civil Procedure, 0. Reg. 560/84, Form 

4F, "Notice of Constitutional Question" . . . 166 

Roberts v. City of Sudbury , unreported Order of 

Callaghan A.C.J.H.C., dated June 22, 1987 . . 167 

R. v. Canadian Newspapers Co. Ltd. (1988), 52 

D.L.R. (4th) 690 (S.C.C.) . 168 

J. MacPherson, "The Case for the Defendant 
Government in Charter Litigation", in 
J.M. Weiler & R.M. Elliot, eds. Litigating 
the Values of a Nation: The Canadian 

Charter of Rights and Freedoms . (Toronto: 

Carswell, 1986) .. . 169 

I. Scott, "Law, Policy and the Role of the 

Attorney General: Constancy and Change 
in the 1980's", (1989) 39 U. of T. L.J. 109 . 172 

P. Bendin, Governmental Interventions in 

Constitutional Litigation: An Analysis 


of section 25 of the Judicature Act, 

(1991) 29 Alta. L.R. 450, excerpts.182 

"Lawyers Protest Abortion Policy At Justice 
Department", The New York Times, 

March 26, 1989 ... 187