Constitutional Law

At Scher Law, we have extensive experience with applications challenging the constitutionality of laws and government actions before all levels of court and before tribunals. We have represented individuals and intervenor groups in significant litigation before the Supreme Court of Canada and Courts of Appeal across the country.  We work to formulate strategies to coordinate the efforts of allied groups and individuals in complex constitutional cases.

Constitutional law involves cases in two areas: civil liberties (the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) and division of powers (whether the provincial or federal government is responsible). Sometimes governments pass laws or act in a manner that may be contrary to the Canadian constitution. Examples include regulations that unreasonably restrict freedom of expression, religion, equality, or the right to life, liberty and security of the person.

Constitutional cases are typically complex and may involve multiple parties and intervenors in litigation all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

If you are the subject of an unfair regulation or if your equality rights and civil liberties are threatened, we can assist.  Please contact us to discuss your particular situation and how we can be of help.

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