Top Five 2005
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.
Summaries of important legal cases from 2005, as identified by the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal at OJEN’s 2005 Summer Law Institute.
This case raises the issue of whether the Province of British Columbia’s refusal to fund a particular treatment for preschool-aged autistic children violates the right to equality under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms” [para. 1]. The full decision is available here.
Does a prohibition against privately funded healthcare violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms if the public health care system is not adequately treating citizens? The full decision is available here.
Limits on an individual’s Charter right to counsel during a roadside alcohol-screening test. The full decision is available here.
Counseling someone to commit a criminal offence in the context of Internet communications. The full decision is available here.
This case discusses the court’s ability to vary a dismissal or termination of a support order, if one of the spouses’ financial situation changes. The full deicision is available here.
Date Produced: 2005