The Supreme Court of Canada will hear five appeals this week, the final week of the winter session. Four of the appeals are from Quebec, and two are employment-related.
March 27 – Quebec – Barreau du Québec v. Attorney General of Québec
Administrative law: Before the social affairs division of the Administrative Tribunal of Québec in proceedings between the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity and individuals (the respondents) dealing with the granting of social assistance, the Minister filed motions for review with the ATQ that had been prepared, drawn up, signed and filed by an official of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. The respondents concerned filed motions to dismiss those proceedings on the ground that they had not been drawn up by a member of the Barreau du Québec.