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SCC rules public interest standing rules developed by courts don’t apply to complaints to federal agency

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 1:03 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court has split 6-3 to rule that the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) acted unreasonably when it used the rules of public interest standing developed by the civil courts to dismiss a discrimination complaint that sought to eliminate Delta Air Lines’ policies for transporting obese passengers.

Justice Beverley McLachlinOn Jan. 19 former chief justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for the majority, allowed Delta Air Lines’ appeal, in part, from a 2016 Federal Court of Appeal decision: Delta Air Lines Inc. v. Lukács 2018 SCC 2. The Federal...