Lindsay Lyster QC — a partner with the Vancouver firm of Moore, Edgar, Lyster — appears regularly before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. Following the hearing of Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada, SCC 34948, Moira Dillon spoke with Lindsay about the role of interveners before the Court and the BCCLA’s intervention in this case.
SCC hears appeal “as of right” in Mohamed v R, SCC 35644. SLG acting as agent for Shawn Beaver and Alexandra Seaman, counsel for the Respondent, Samir Mohamed. ISSUES…
SCC hears appeal in Taypotat v Taypotat, SCC 35518. SLG acting as agent for Mervin Phillips and Leane Phillips, counsel for the Respondent, Louis Taypotat. Issues including whether the minimum education requirement under a first nation election code discriminates on the basis of age and aboriginality-residence contrary to s. 2(b) of the Charter.
SCC releases judgment in Bank of Montreal v Marcotte, SCC 35009. SLG acting as agent for Trudel Johnson, counsel for the class represented by Réal Marcotte. ISSUES… test
Approximately half of the appeals heard by the Supreme Court of Canada are criminal appeals. While there are many similarities between criminal and non-criminal proceedings before the Court, there are also a number of significant differences, particularly with respect to the jurisdiction of the Court, appeals as of right, leave application hearings, and costs.