Archived Notices

May 18, 2018
Invitation for intervenors

On September 10 – 13, 2018, the Tribunal will be hearing the case of Morgane Oger v. Bill Whatcott. The complaint alleges that Mr. Whatcott violated s. 7 of the Human Rights Code [Code] when he distributed a number of pamphlets about Ms. Oger’s fitness for public office in light of her gender identity. The complaint raises issues of general public interest, including:

  • how s. 7 of the Code is interpreted in light of ss. 2(a), (b), 15 and 27 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and
  • an application of the legal principles set out in Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott, 2013 SCC 11, to the facts of this case

The Tribunal has granted intervenor status to the Canadian Association for Free Expression and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, pursuant to s. 22.1 of the Code. In light of the legal issues raised by the complaint, the Tribunal is inviting further intervenor applications up until June 15, 2018. Applications should identify the nature of the applicant and how they will be able to usefully contribute to the legal issues raised in the complaint.