RavenLaw Appears Before Supreme Court on Human Rights Challenge

On November 28, 2017, RavenLaw appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada to argue in support of a challenge under the Canadian Human Rights Act to discriminatory provisions of the Indian Act registration scheme.

RavenLaw appeared on behalf of the intervener, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, one of 14 organizations that intervened to argue in favour of a broad and purposive approach to interpreting human rights laws. Particularly, PSAC intervened to argue that the Canadian Human Rights Act should allow individuals to bring human rights challenges against government programs and benefits schemes, even where the discrimination in the program or benefit arises because of legislation.

Andrew Raven, Andrew Astritis, and Morgan Rowe from RavenLaw appeared on behalf of PSAC.