Her Majesty the Queen v RV and TCHC [youth records access for eviction]

Court: Superior Court of Justice, decision pending

JFCY intervened in a judicial review where the Toronto Community Housing Corporation  (TCHC) is seeking the youth records of RV, a young person and TCHC resident, for use in an eviction proceeding against RV and his family under the “illegal act” provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act. RV had been charged with an offence on…

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R v KJM [Unreasonable delays in Youth Criminal Justice system]

Court: Supreme Court of Canada, 2019

JFCY intervened in this appeal, which concerned the interpretation and application of section 11(b) of the Charter, the protection against unreasonable delay in bringing matters to trial in the criminal justice system. The Court was asked to consider how the “presumptive ceilings” for delay concerning adults, as established in the previous case of R v…

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ETFO et al v Her Majesty the Queen [Sex Ed Curriculum]

Court: Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, 2019

JFCY intervened in this judicial review, brought by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and joined to a similar case brought by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA).  This case challenged the decision of the Ontario Government to repeal the 2015 Health and Physical Education Curriculum, and direct elementary teachers to teach an older…

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R v Le [Arbitrary Detention in Backyard]

Court: Supreme Court of Canada, 2019

JFCY intervened in an appeal where a 19 year old was charged after the police entered the backyard of his 17 year old friend where a group of people were gathering. This case challenged the constitutionality of the detention and search of young people. JFCY made submissions about the way the Charter rights of young…

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Ontario Children’s Lawyer v Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner [Privacy of OCL Records]

Court: Ontario Court of Appeal, 2018

JFCY intervened in this case. The background to this case is that a child was represented in a custody and access dispute before the family court by the Children’s Lawyer for Ontario (Children’s Lawyer). Following the family court process, the father made an application to the Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) under the Freedom of…

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Her Majesty the Queen v TB-J [Sentence of Reprimand]

Court: Ontario Court of Appeal, 2017

JFCY intervened in this case where the Court was considering whether the sentence of a reprimand was appropriate when the young people were found guilty of a serious offence (unlawfully in a dwelling place). JFCY submitted that the Court should decline to articulate a legal test for the imposition of a judicial reprimand for a…

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Curtis Lewis v The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness [Deportation of Parent, Aboriginal Child]

Court: Federal Court of Appeal, 2017

This is an appeal of an Enforcement Officer’s decision to deport the Appellant, the father of an Aboriginal Canadian child. The Appellant argued that deporting him would violate his child’s rights under section 7 of the Charter and overlooked the Best Interests of his child. The child would accompany the father if he were to be deported. JFCY’s…

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