Thursday, August 04, 2005

Supremes say they'll re-hear

The Supreme Court of Canada may end up having second thoughts about their interpretation of the Charter in the Dr. Chaoulli and Zeliotis case.

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.

1 Comments:

Blogger ROC said...

Just to clarify, there won't be a rehearing per se: they grant the motion for rehearing when they render judgment (in this case, suspending the declaration of invalidity of the legislation) at the rehearing.

1:19 PM  

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