Should the Covid-19 Vaccine be Required for Eligible Students Ontario?

Guest post by Eric M. Roher, BLG Law Firm, National Leader of the Education Law Group On September 27, 2021, the Toronto Board of Health asked the province to add COVID-19 vaccines to the list of mandatory vaccines for students under the Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of…

When Can Children Waive Their Constitutional Rights?

Originally posted on the Ontario Bar Association’s Child and Youth Law Section website on May 1, 2015. Re-posted with permission from the author. Introduction In Simon Gillies et al v. Toronto District School Board, 2015 ONSC 1038, Justice Himel of the Superior Court of Justice addressed the constitutionality of a mandatory breathalyzer test as a…

R v AM [Sniffer Dogs in Schools]

JCCY intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case against a student at a Sarnia high school. Using a practice that some schools and boards liked more than others, the principal invited the police to drop by with their sniffer dogs to search for drugs anytime.