Supremes say they'll re-hear
That case, my Western Standard story from last October entitled "Freedom Fighter" (PDF / WEB) is good on details, looked like it might introduce a second, private parallel system to Canada's current not-exactly-so-good one. With Justice Major's retirement, this could get ugly.
According to a press release:
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA -- JUDGMENT IN APPLICATION FOR A RE-HEARING OTTAWA, 2005-08-04-09:45EDT. THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA HAS TODAY DEPOSITED WITH THE REGISTRAR JUDGMENT IN THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION FOR A RE-HEARING.
FROM: SUPREME COURT OF CANADA (613) 995-4330
29272 Jacques Chaoulli et George Zeliotis c. Procureur général du Québec et Procureur général du Canada (Qc) Coram: McLachlin C.J. and Major,
Bastarache, Binnie, LeBel, Deschamps and Fish JJ.
The motion for a partial rehearing is granted. The Court’s judgment is stayed for a period of 12 months from the date such judgment was issued, namely June 9, 2005.