Docket

32750

Attorney General of Canada v. Attorney General of Quebec

(Quebec) (Civil) (As of Right)

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2011-02-15 Correspondence received from, Mr. LeBlanc rec'd by fax re: correction to the judgment Attorney General of Canada
2011-01-31 Correspondence received from, Bruce Mellett dated January 31, 2011. Re: Wanted counsel to appear in the final published judgment Michael Awad
2011-01-05 Correspondence received from, William J. Sammon dated Jan. 5/11 re: error in relation to counsel Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2011-01-04 Appeal closed
2010-12-23 Judgment on appeal and notice of deposit of judgment sent to all parties
2010-12-23 Formal judgment sent to the registrar of the court of appeal and all parties
2010-12-22 Judgment on the appeal rendered, CJ Bi LeB De F Abe Cha Ro Cro, The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of Quebec (Montréal), Number 500-09-015177-041, 2008 QCCA 1167, dated June 19, 2008, heard on April 24, 2009, is allowed in part. Sections 8, 9, 12, 19 and 60 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, S.C. 2004, c. 2, are constitutional. Sections 10, 11, 13, 14 to 18, 40(2), (3), (3.1), (4) and (5) and ss. 44(2) and (3) exceed the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada under the Constitution Act, 1867. Sections 40(1), (6) and (7), 41 to 43, 44(1) and (4), 45 to 53, 61 and 68 are constitutional to the extent they relate to constitutionally valid provisions. Given the divided success, each party shall bear their own costs.
Allowed in part, without costs
2010-12-21 Correspondence received from, Jean-François Jobin and Daniel Benghozi will participate at the lock-up Attorney General of Quebec
2010-12-20 Correspondence received from, Faye Sonier and Don Hutchinson will participate in the lock-up Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2009-06-03 Media lock-up request accepted
2009-06-03 Media lock-up consent form received from, René LeBlanc Attorney General of Canada
2009-06-01 Media lock-up consent form received from, Frédérick Langlois Attorney General of Quebec
2009-05-25 Media lock-up letter, consent form and undertaking sample sent to all parties
2009-05-15 Media lock-up requested
2009-05-12 Transcription received, (76 pages)
2009-04-24 Judgment reserved OR rendered with reasons to follow
2009-04-24 Respondent's condensed book, Submitted in Court (14 copies) Attorney General of Quebec
2009-04-24 Appellant's condensed book, Submitted in Court (14 copies) Attorney General of Canada
2009-04-24 Acknowledgement and consent for video taping of proceedings, From all parties
2009-04-24 Hearing of the appeal, 2009-04-24, CJ Bi LeB De F Abe Cha Ro Cro
Judgment reserved
2009-04-15 Correspondence received from, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada rec'd by fax re: request reservation of 8 seats at the hearing Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2009-04-15 Correspondence received from, Ministry of Justice Quebec rec'd by fax re: request reservation of 3 seats at the hearing Attorney General of Quebec
2009-04-07 Correspondence received from, D'Auray, Aubry, Leblanc & Ass by fax re: request reservation of 14 seats at the hearing Attorney General of Canada
2009-04-07 Notice of appearance, René LeBlanc, Peter Hogg and Glenn Rivard will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Canada
2009-04-07 Notice of appearance, Lillian Riczu and Randy Steele will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Alberta
2009-04-07 Notice of appearance, Graeme Mitchell will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Saskatchewan
2009-04-07 Notice of appearance, Gaétan Migneault will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of New Brunswick
2009-03-31 Notice of appearance, Don Hutchinson and Faye Sonier will be appearing, but will not make oral argument Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2009-03-30 Intervener's book of authorities, (CD and Form rec'd Apr. 3/09 and file to big, new CD rec'd April 9/09), Completed on: 2009-04-14 Attorney General of Saskatchewan
2009-03-30 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, (CD and Form rec'd Apr. 3/09), Completed on: 2009-04-06 Attorney General of Saskatchewan
2009-03-23 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2009-03-23 Michael Awad
2009-03-23 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2009-03-23 Michael Awad
2009-03-23 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, (CD and Form rec'd Mar. 24/09), Completed on: 2009-03-25 Attorney General of Alberta
2009-03-23 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2009-03-23 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2009-03-23 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2009-03-23 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2009-03-23 Appeal perfected for hearing
2009-03-23 Order on motion to extend time
2009-03-23 Decision on motion to extend time, CJ, UPON APPLICATION by counsel on behalf of the Intervener, the Attorney General of Saskatchewan, in writing to the Chief Justice of Canada, for an Order extending the time within which the Attorney General of Saskatchewan may serve and file its factum and authorities no later than March 30, 2009, and upon reading the Affidavit of Graeme G. Mitchell, Q.C., and such further and other material as advised by counsel;
IT IS ORDERED that the time within which the Attorney General of Saskatchewan may serve and file its Factum and authorities is extended to no later than March 30, 2009.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Attorney General of Saskatchewan may present oral argument at the hearing.
Granted
2009-03-23 Submission of motion to extend time, CJ
2009-03-20 Response to motion to extend time, (Letter Form), from René LeBlanc dated March 20/09, Completed on: 2009-03-20 Attorney General of Canada
2009-03-19 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2009-03-19 Attorney General of New Brunswick
2009-03-19 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, Completed on: 2009-03-19 Attorney General of New Brunswick
2009-03-18 Response to motion to extend time, (Letter Form), from Pierre Landry dated March 18/09, Completed on: 2009-03-18 Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-17 Motion to extend time, to file the intervener's factum to March 30/09, Completed on: 2009-03-17 Attorney General of Saskatchewan
2009-03-17 Notice of appearance, Jocelyne Provost will be present at the hearing. Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-16 Respondent's book of authorities, (Vol. 1 to 6), Completed on: 2009-03-16 Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-16 Respondent's record, (Vol. 1 to 10 + 1 vol. Table of Contents)), Completed on: 2009-03-16 Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-16 Respondent's factum, English translation filed on April 8, 2009, Completed on: 2009-03-16 Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-13 Correspondence received from, Jocelyne Provost re: will be filing an English version of their factum Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-13 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (BY ABELLA J.)
2009-03-13 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Abe, The motion for an extension of time to apply for leave to intervene and for leave to intervene by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is granted. The applicants shall be entitled to serve and file a single joint factum not to exceed 10 pages in length on or before March 23, 2009. No oral argument will be permitted at the hearing of the appeal.
The interveners shall not be entitled to raise new issues or to adduce further evidence or otherwise to supplement the record of the parties.
Pursuant to Rule 59(1)(a) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the interveners shall pay to the appellant and respondent any additional disbursements occasioned to the appellant and respondent by their intervention.
Granted
2009-03-13 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Abe
2009-03-12 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Pierre Landry; to in intervener Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al., Completed on: 2009-03-12 Attorney General of Quebec
2009-03-11 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from René LeBlanc dated March 11/09, Completed on: 2009-03-11 Attorney General of Canada
2009-03-11 Notice of withdrawal Attorney General of British Columbia
2009-03-06 Motion for leave to intervene, (joint with an extension of time) (bookform), Completed on: 2009-03-06 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2009-03-06 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (BY ABELLA J.)
2009-03-06 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Abe, The motion for leave to intervene by Michael Awad is granted. The applicant shall be entitled to serve and file a factum not to exceed 10 pages in length on or before March 23, 2009. No oral argument will be permitted at the hearing of the appeal.
Granted
2009-03-06 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Abe
2009-03-02 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2009-03-02 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2009-04-24
Judgment reserved
2009-02-09 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from René LeBlanc dated Feb. 9/09, Completed on: 2009-02-09 Attorney General of Canada
2009-02-05 Correspondence received from, Pierre Landry, by email, Re: consent to motion for intervention by Dr. Awad Attorney General of Quebec
2009-02-02 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2009-02-02 Michael Awad
2009-01-19 Appellant's book of authorities, (6 volumes), Completed on: 2009-01-19 Attorney General of Canada
2009-01-19 Appellant's record, (38 volumes) - Book for table of authorities also filed (11 copies), Completed on: 2009-01-19 Attorney General of Canada
2009-01-19 Appellant's factum, English version also filed (24 copies), Completed on: 2009-01-19 Attorney General of Canada
2008-11-25 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of Saskatchewan
2008-11-20 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of British Columbia
2008-11-19 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of New Brunswick
2008-11-19 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of Alberta
2008-11-10 Notice of constitutional question(s), (served Nov. 10/0/8) Attorney General of Canada
2008-11-10 Order on motion to state a constitutional question, (BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE)
2008-11-10 Decision on the motion to state a constitutional question, (REVISED Nov. 18/08), CJ, 1. Do ss. 8 to 19, 40 to 53, 60, 61 and 68 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, S.C. 2004, c. 2, exceed, in whole or in part, the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada under the Constitution Act, 1867?
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT:
1. The appellant shall serve forthwith on the Attorneys General a copy of this order, a notice of constitutional question in Form 61A and a copy of the reasons for judgment appealed from.
2. The appellant's factum, record and book of authorities shall be served and filed on or before January 19, 2009.
3. The respondents' factum, record and book of authorities shall be served and filed on or before March 16, 2009.
4. Any notices of intervention relating to the constitutional question shall be served and filed on or before November 20, 2008.
5. Any person interested in applying for leave to intervene shall serve and file their motion on or before February 2, 2009.
6. Any interveners under Rule 55 or Rule 61, shall serve and file their factum and book of authorities on or before March 23, 2009.
7. Pursuant to Rule 61(1) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, Attorneys General intervening in this appeal under Rule 61(4) shall pay to the appellant any additional disbursements occasioned to the appellant by their intervention.
8. Interveners referred to in subrule 61(4) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada shall limit their oral argument to 10 minutes each.
9. The appeal is scheduled to be heard on April 24, 2009.
Granted
2008-11-03 Submission of motion to state a constitutional question, CJ
2008-09-29 Response to the motion to state a constitutional question, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2008-09-29 Attorney General of Quebec
2008-09-18 Motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2008-09-18 Attorney General of Canada
2008-09-09 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Notice of appeal – As of right)
2008-08-19 Notice of appeal, CD missing - Rec'd on August 26, 2008, Completed on: 2008-08-26 Attorney General of Canada