Submitted by Section Co-Chair, Lisa Glowacki
Summary of Meetings
Number of Meetings Held: 1
December 17, 2015
Guest Speaker: Laura Best
Meeting Title/Topic: Interpreting the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act- the recent SCC cases of R. v. Appulonappa and B010 v. Canada
Synopsis: Ms. Best was co-counsel for an intervenor in the appeals to the SCC. She outlined the issues in both cases, with a focus on the application of section 7 and section 1 of the Charter to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Comments and Observations of the Chair
This was not a particularly active year for the section. We had one meeting and contributed some comments to various draft position papers. Work/trial commitments otherwise made scheduling a challenge. We look forward to a more active year to come.