Author Archives: Moira Dillon

Interveners An Interview with Lindsay Lyster, Q.C.

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.

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Taypotat v Taypotat

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.

Criminal Matters A comparison of criminal vs non-criminal proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada

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.

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