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CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS - Equality rights - Equal benefit of the law

Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 3:15 PM  

Appeal by the Attorney General of Quebec (Quebec) from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal affirming in part the decision of the Superior Court and declaring ss. 76.3, 76.5 and 103.1 para. 2 of the Pay Equity Act (Act) breached s. 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) and were therefore unconstitutional. In their cross-appeal, the unions sought to have additional provisions declared unconstitutional. Quebec argued there was no breach of s. 15, or alternatively, that such violation would be justified...