Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights: An Evening with Joe Arvay (Archived Video Stream) 

Sep. 12, 2012
Toronto Online

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Joseph J. Arvay Q.C. is unquestionably one of Canada’s leading constitutional litigators.  He has been counsel on numerous landmark constitutional law cases.  These include:
Egan and Nesbit – the first Supreme Court of Canada decision which established that sexual orientation is a protected ground of discrimination under the Charter;
The Little Sisters litigation – a case that dealt both with the powers of Canada Customs and the law of "advanced costs";
The "Same Sex Marriage" litigation – cases in which courts struck down prohibitions against same sex marriage;
The Health Services case – establishing that collective bargaining is constitutionally protected under freedom of association;
The Insite case – which established the right of addicts to supervised injection;
… and most recently,
The Carter/Gloria Taylor case – in which the B.C. Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to physician-assisted dying.

Mr. Arvay has won numerous awards for his public interest advocacy and will be the inaugural Constitutional-Litigator-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights this Fall.

Mr. Arvay shares his many insights gained from litigating precedent-setting constitutional cases from the trial level to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Joseph J. Arvay Q.C., Arvay Finlay Barristers

Cheryl Milne, Executive Director, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights


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