Constitution & Charter of Rights and Freedoms<< services
We are actively involved in the development of the law related Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and have been since the Charter came into force in 1982.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is an essential part of the Canadian identity. It sets out your fundamental freedoms including the freedom of expression and freedom of the press, your right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure, and your right to equality before and under the law.
Our lawyers are skilled at interpreting the Charter and other constitutional legislation as well as applying that legislation to a variety of issues including freedom of expression and human rights claims.
Our track record
We have litigated high-profile constitutional issues in all levels of the courts of Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada. This includes successful appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada on key precedent-setting cases. Among these cases are including two included in a list of the Top 10 most influential Charter decisions compiled by the Law Times.
We were one of the first law firms to bring an action to the Supreme Court of Canada under the Charter, and we were successful. Our team continues to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada regularly.
The Constitution in other areas of law
Beyond the work of our Media team, Constitutional Law touches other areas of our practice. These include:
- Municipal law
- Labour & employment in the public sector
- Administrative law
We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your needs. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to us.