Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Law Reform, Health Law

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Dufour v Canada (Attorney General)

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2014 Charter Chalenge, deals with the constitutionality of physician-assisted suicide. The applicant, Tobin Dufour, has been found Not Criminally Responsible for the murder of his father, and is in custody in a mental health facility. Overwhelmed by guilt, Mr. Dufour seeks doctor assistance in terminating his own life, but the Criminal Code of Canada makes it illegal for a physician to provide this service to patients who are not terminally ill or judged not competent to make this decision. Mr.

Landmark Case: The Montfort Hospital Case - Lalonde v. Health Services Restructuring Commission (Ontario)

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case.

Top Five 2003

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Summaries of important legal cases from 2003, as identified by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal at OJEN's 2003 Summer Law Institute. 

Top Five 2005: Auton (Guardian ad litem of) v AG of British Columbia

Each year Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on his comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Top Five 2005: Chaoulli v Quebec

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Top Five 2009

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Summaries of important legal cases from 2009, as identified by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal at OJEN's 2009 Summer Law Institute. 

Top Five 2009: AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services)

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Top Five 2011

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

Summaries of important legal cases from 2011, as identified by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal at OJEN's 2011 Summer Law Institute. 

Top Five 2013

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting.

These summaries of important legal cases were presented by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge at OJEN's 2013 Summer Law Institute.

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