Docket

33676

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott

(Saskatchewan) (Civil) (By Leave)

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2015-01-05 Appeal closed
2014-12-18 Certificate of taxation issued to, Mr. Grant J. Scharfstein
2014-12-18 Decision on the bill of costs, in the amount of $12,928.45, Reg
2014-12-18 Submission of the bill of costs, Reg
2014-12-18 Order on motion to extend time, (by the REGISTRAR)
2014-12-18 Decision on motion to extend time, Reg, UPON APPLICATION by the appellant for an order extending the time within which to serve and file its notice of taxation and bill of costs to June 11, 2014;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion is granted.
Granted
2014-12-18 Submission of motion to extend time, Reg
2014-06-12 Response to motion to extend time, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-12 Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2014-06-11 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), the appellant. They only require an extension of time to the filing date not June 27, 2014 as mentioned in their motion., (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-12) Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2014-06-11 Response to motion to extend time, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2014-06-11, (Electronic version filed on 2014-06-11) William Whatcott
2014-06-10 Motion to extend time, (Letter Form), to file the Bill of Costs, Completed on: 2014-06-10, (Printed version filed on 2014-06-11) Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2013-12-03 Bill of costs, (The complete Bill of Costs was received June 11, 2014.), Completed on: 2014-06-11 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2013-04-19 Formal judgment sent to the registrar of the court of appeal and all parties
2013-04-19 Notice of deposit of judgment sent to all parties
2013-04-18 Decision on the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, CJ LeB F Abe Ro Cro, The application for a re-hearing from the judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada dated February 27, 2013, is dismissed without costs.
Dismissed, without costs
2013-04-16 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from Ashley M. Smith dated Apr. 12/13, Completed on: 2013-04-16 Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission
2013-04-09 All material on motion for a re-hearing of the appeal submitted to Justices, CJ LeB F Abe Ro Cro
2013-04-04 Reply to the response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, email from Tom Schuck dated Apr. 3/13 re will not be filing anything further (sent to the Court April 9/13) William Whatcott
2013-04-02 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from David Kamal dated Apr. 2/13 (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-04-02 Attorney General of Alberta
2013-04-02 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from Arif Chowdury dated Apr. 1/13 (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-04-02 Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2013-03-28 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from Thomson Irvine dated March 28/13 (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-28 Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2013-03-27 Correspondence received from, Jeffrey Beedell re: Jeff will replace Eugene Meehan as agent Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission
2013-03-26 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from Kim Stanton dated March 26/13 (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-26 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2013-03-25 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, email from Henry S. Brown, Q.C. dated March 25/13 re will not be filing a response (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-25 Alberta Human Rights Commission
2013-03-25 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, email from Henry S. Brown, Q.C. dated March 25/13 re will not be filing a response (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-25 Canadian Bar Association
2013-03-21 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from Philippe Dufresne dated March 20/13 (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-21 Canadian Human Rights Commission
2013-03-21 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from M. Philip Tunley dated March 21/13 re: will not be filing any response (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-21 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2013-03-20 Response to the motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Letter Form), from Grant J. Scharfstein, Q.C. dated March 20/13 re: elects not to file responding material (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-20 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2013-03-14 Motion for a re-hearing of the appeal, (Book Form), (sent to the Court April 9/13), Completed on: 2013-03-14 William Whatcott
2013-02-28 Formal judgment sent to the registrar of the court of appeal and all parties
2013-02-28 Judgment on appeal and notice of deposit of judgment sent to all parties
2013-02-27 Judgment on the appeal rendered, (Deschamps J. took no part in the judgment), CJ LeB De F Abe Ro Cro, The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, Number 1566, 2010 SKCA 26, dated February 25, 2010, heard on October 12, 2011, is allowed in part. The decision of the Tribunal is reinstated with respect to Flyers D and E. The Commission is awarded costs throughout, including costs of the application for leave to appeal in this Court.

The constitutional questions are answered as follows:

1. Does s. 14(1)(b) of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, S.S. 1979, c. S-24.1, infringe s. 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
Answer: Yes

2. If so, is the infringement a reasonable limit prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society under s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

Answer: A prohibition of any representation that “ridicules, belittles or otherwise affronts the dignity of” any person or class of persons on the basis of a prohibited ground is not a reasonable limit on freedom of religion. Those words are constitutionally invalid and are severed from the statutory provision. The remaining prohibition of any representation “that exposes or tends to expose to hatred” any person or class of persons on the basis of a prohibited ground is a reasonable limit and demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

3. Does s. 14(1)(b) of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, S.S. 1979, c. S-24.1, infringe s. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
Answer: Yes

4. If so, is the infringement a reasonable limit prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society under s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

Answer: A prohibition of any representation that “ridicules, belittles or otherwise affronts the dignity of” any person or class of persons on the basis of a prohibited ground is not a reasonable limit on freedom of expression. Those words are constitutionally invalid and are severed from the statutory provision. The remaining prohibition of any representation “that exposes or tends to expose to hatred” any person or class of persons on the basis of a prohibited ground is a reasonable limit and demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
Allowed in part, with costs
2012-01-11 Correspondence received from, E. Meehan dated Jan 6, 2012 re: updated contact info Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-12-12 Media lock-up request refused
2011-12-12 Media lock-up consent form received from, Thomas A. Schuck William Whatcott
2011-12-09 Media lock-up consent form received from, Thomson Irvine Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2011-12-06 Media lock-up consent form received from, Cynthia Petersen Egale Canada Inc.
2011-12-05 Media lock-up consent form received from, Grant Scharfstein Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-11-24 Media lock-up letter, consent form and undertaking sample sent to all parties
2011-11-16 Media lock-up requested or proposed
2011-10-26 Transcript received, (140 pages)
2011-10-12 Intervener's condensed book, (Submitted in Court - 14 copies) Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-10-12 Respondent's condensed book, (submitted in Court - 14 copies) William Whatcott
2011-10-12 Appellant's condensed book, (submitted in Court - 14 copies) Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-10-12 Judgment reserved OR rendered with reasons to follow
2011-10-12 Acknowledgement and consent for video taping of proceedings, From all parties
2011-10-12 Hearing of the appeal, 2011-10-12, CJ LeB De F Abe Ro Cro
Judgment reserved
2011-10-07 Correspondence received from, Arif Chowdhury, by fax, Re: Will be attending hearing alone Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2011-10-05 Correspondence received from, McMillan by email, re.: request for 4 reserved seats at the hearing Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-10-05 Correspondence received from, D. Hutchinson by fax, re.: request for 2 reserved seats at the hearing Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2011-10-04 Correspondence received from, K. Doctor by fax, re.: request for reserved seats at the hearing Egale Canada Inc.
2011-10-04 Notice of appearance, Marvin Kurz will be present at hearing League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada
2011-10-03 Notice of appearance, Mark J. Freiman will be present at hearing Canadian Jewish Congress
2011-10-03 Notice of appearance, Derek J. Bell, Ranjan K. Agarwal and Ruth A.M. Ross will be present at hearing Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-10-03 Notice of appearance, Sunil Gurmukh and Moya Teklu will be present at hearing African Canadian Legal Clinic
2011-10-03 Notice of appearance, Ryan D.W. Dalziel and Erica J. Toews will be present at the hearing Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance
2011-10-03 Notice of appearance, Arif Chowdhury and Yael Wexler will be present at hearing Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2011-09-30 Notice of appearance, Grant Scharfstein and Deirdre Aldcorn will be present at hearing Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-09-30 Correspondence received from, R.K. Agarwal by fax, re.: request 2 reserved seats at the hearing Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-09-29 Notice of appearance, David Matas will be present at hearing Canadian Bar Association
2011-09-29 Notice of appearance, Thomson Irvine will be present at hearing Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2011-09-29 Notice of appearance, David Kamal will be present at the hearing Attorney General of Alberta
2011-09-28 Notice of appearance, Philip Tunley and Paul J. Saguil will be present at the hearing Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2011-09-28 Notice of appearance, Philippe Dufresne will be present at hearing Canadian Human Rights Commission
2011-09-28 Notice of appearance, Audrey Dean and Henry S. Brown, Q.C. will be present at hearing Alberta Human Rights Commission
2011-09-28 Notice of appearance, Cynthia Petersen and Christine Davies will be present at the hearing Egale Canada Inc.
2011-09-26 Correspondence received from, Thomas Schuck dated September 26, 2011. Re: Allocation of time William Whatcott
2011-09-23 Correspondence received from, A. Chowdhury by fax, re.: request for 2 reserved seats at the hearing Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2011-09-23 Notice of appearance, Kathleen Mahoney and Jo-Ann Kolmes will be present at hearing Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2011-09-23 Notice of appearance, Ben Millard will be present at hearing United Church of Canada
2011-09-23 Notice of appearance, Don Hutchinson, Faye Sonier and Andre Schutten will be present at hearing Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2011-09-22 Notice of appearance, Mark A. Gelowitz and Jason MacLean will be present at hearing Canadian Constitution Foundation
2011-09-22 Correspondence received from, Gowling by email, re.: request for 1 reserved seat at the hearing Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2011-09-19 Notice of appearance, Tony Griffin will be present at hearing Ontario Human Rights Commission
2011-09-19 Notice of appearance, Andrew K Lokan and Jodi Martin will be present at hearing Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2011-09-16 Correspondence received from, Mr. Irvine dated Sept. 15/11 re: correction to factum of the respondent AGSASK (sent to the Court Sept. 21/11) Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2011-09-15 Correspondence received from, T.A. Schuck by fax, re.: request for extra reserved seats at the hearing William Whatcott
2011-09-15 Order by, Abe, FURTHER TO THE ORDER dated June 10, 2011, granting leave to intervene to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Bar Association, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and the Canadian Jewish Congress;
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT the said interveners are granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes each at the hearing of this appeal.
Granted
2011-09-15 Order by, Abe, FURTHER TO THE ORDER dated June 10, 2011, granting leave to intervene to the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission, the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith, the Assembly of First Nations, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, and the African Canadian Legal Clinic;
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT the said interveners’ factums will be considered without the need for oral argument.
Granted
2011-09-15 Order by, Abe, FURTHER TO THE ORDER dated June 10, 2011, granting leave to intervene to the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Egale Canada Inc., the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the United Church of Canada, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and the Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance;
IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT the said interveners are granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding ten (10) minutes each at the hearing of this appeal.
Granted
2011-09-15 Order on motion for additional time to present oral argument, by ABELLA J.
2011-09-15 Decision on motion for additional time to present oral argument, Abe, UPON APPLICATION by counsel on behalf of the respondent, William Whatcott, for an order extending the amount of time allotted for oral argument;
AND HAVING READ the material filed;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The respondent is entitled to one hour of oral argument as provided in the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Dismissed
2011-09-15 Submission of motion for additional time to present oral argument, Abe
2011-09-09 Order on motion to extend time, By Lebel J.
2011-09-09 Decision on motion to extend time, LeB, to serve and file the Factum and Book of Authorities of the respondent, Attorney General of Saskatchewan, to July 19, 2011 and present oral argument at the hearing of this appeal.
Granted
2011-09-09 Submission of motion to extend time, LeB
2011-09-09 Response to the motion for additional time to present oral argument, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2011-09-09 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-09-02 Correspondence received from, Mr. Schuck dated Aug. 31/11 and rec'd by fax re: motion for oral argument William Whatcott
2011-09-02 Motion for additional time to present oral argument, Paper Form - fees rec'd Sept. 19/11, Completed on: 2011-09-19 William Whatcott
2011-08-29 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2011-08-11 Notice of appearance, T.A. Schuck, John Carpay, Daniel Mol and Iain Thomson will be present at the hearing William Whatcott
2011-08-11 Correspondence received from, T.A. Schuck by fax (original rec'd Aug. 18/11), re.: request for reserved seats at the hearing William Whatcott
2011-08-09 Response to motion to extend time, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2011-08-09 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Jewish Congress
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (2 volumes), Completed on: 2011-08-05 African Canadian Legal Clinic
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 African Canadian Legal Clinic
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, (cd rec'd Aug.8/11), Completed on: 2011-08-05 Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Jewish Congress
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-11 Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Service missing (rec`d Aug.8/11), Completed on: 2011-08-11 Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 United Church of Canada
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 United Church of Canada
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Canadian Bar Association
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Egale Canada Inc.
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Egale Canada Inc.
2011-08-05 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2011-08-05 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-05 Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2011-08-04 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Ontario Human Rights Commission
2011-08-04 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Ontario Human Rights Commission
2011-08-04 Intervener's book of authorities, (2 volumes), Completed on: 2011-08-04 Canadian Constitution Foundation
2011-08-04 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Canadian Constitution Foundation
2011-08-04 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Alberta Human Rights Commission
2011-08-04 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Alberta Human Rights Commission
2011-08-04 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2011-08-04 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-04 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2011-08-03 Intervener's book of authorities, (2 volumes), Completed on: 2011-08-03 Assembly of First Nations, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
2011-08-03 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-03 Assembly of First Nations, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
2011-08-02 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-08-02 Canadian Human Rights Commission
2011-08-02 Intervener's factum, Completed on: 2011-08-02 Canadian Human Rights Commission
2011-07-22 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2011-10-12, (start time 9:00am)
Judgment reserved
2011-07-19 Motion to extend time, to serve and file the A.G. of Saskatchewan's factum and book of authorities to July 19/11 and to present oral argument at the hearing of the appeal - draft order rec'd Sept. 8/11, Completed on: 2011-07-19 Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2011-07-18 Respondent's book of authorities, Extension of time granted Sept. 9/11, Completed on: 2011-07-18 Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2011-07-18 Respondent's factum, Extension of time granted Sept. 9/11, Completed on: 2011-09-14 Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2011-06-28 Notice of withdrawal, of intervention of the Attorney General of Canada (rec'd by fax) (sent to the judges June 28/11) Attorney General of Canada
2011-06-10 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (BY ABELLA J.)
2011-06-10 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (BY ABELLA J.)
2011-06-10 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Abe, UPON APPLICATION by the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada for leave to intervene in the above appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion for leave to intervene by the Association for Reformed Political Action Canada is dismissed
Dismissed
2011-06-10 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Abe, UPON APPLICATIONS by the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Egale Canada Inc., the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the United Church of Canada, the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, the Canadian Bar Association, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Constitution Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, the Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance, the African Canadian Legal Clinic and the Canadian Jewish Congress for leave to intervene in the above appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion for an extension of time to apply for leave to intervene of the Canadian Jewish Congress is granted.
The motions for leave to intervene of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, Egale Canada Inc., the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the United Church of Canada, the Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, the Canadian Bar Association, the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission, the Christian Legal Fellowship, the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Constitution Foundation, the Assembly of First Nations, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, the Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance, the African Canadian Legal Clinic and the Canadian Jewish Congress are granted and the said nineteen groups of interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a factum not to exceed 10 pages in length.
The requests to present oral argument are deferred to a date following receipt and consideration of the written arguments of the parties and the interveners.
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
2011-06-10 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Abe
2011-05-30 Intervener's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-05-30 Attorney General of Alberta
2011-05-30 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, Completed on: 2011-05-30 Attorney General of Alberta
2011-05-30 Appeal perfected for hearing
2011-05-26 Respondent's book of authorities, Completed on: 2011-05-26 William Whatcott
2011-05-26 Respondent's record, Completed on: 2011-05-26 William Whatcott
2011-05-26 Respondent's factum, Completed on: 2011-05-26 William Whatcott
2011-05-13 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Ranjan K. Agarwal dated May 12/11, Completed on: 2011-05-13 Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-05-12 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from M. Philip Tunley dated May 12/11, Completed on: 2011-05-12 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2011-05-10 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Ryan D.W. Dalziel dated May 9/11, Completed on: 2011-05-10 Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance
2011-05-09 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Albertos Polizogopoulos dated May 9/11, Completed on: 2011-05-09 Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2011-05-09 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Thomas A. Shuck dated May 3/11 (by all interveners), Completed on: 2011-05-09 William Whatcott
2011-05-09 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Grant J. Scharfstein, Q.C. dated May 6/11 (by all other interveners), Completed on: 2011-05-09 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-05-04 Motion for leave to intervene, (joint with an extension of time) (bookform), Completed on: 2011-05-04 Canadian Jewish Congress
2011-05-02 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), from Grant J. Scharfstein, Q.C. dated May 2/11 (by OHRC and AHRC), Completed on: 2011-05-02 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-04-29 Intervener's book of authorities, on motion, Completed on: 2011-04-29 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2011-04-29 Intervener's book of authorities, on motion, vol. I to III filed, Completed on: 2011-04-29 African Canadian Legal Clinic
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 African Canadian Legal Clinic
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Catholic Civil Rights League and Faith and Freedom Alliance
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Association for Reformed Political Action Canada
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Assembly of First Nations, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Canadian Constitution Foundation
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Canadian Civil Liberties Association
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Christian Legal Fellowship
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2011-04-29 Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission and Yukon Human Rights Commission
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Canadian Bar Association
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2011-04-29 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-29 Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon and Canadian Unitarian Council
2011-04-28 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-28 United Church of Canada
2011-04-28 Motion for leave to intervene, (bookform), Completed on: 2011-04-28 Canadian Human Rights Commission
2011-04-21 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2011-04-21 Ontario Human Rights Commission
2011-04-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (bokform), Completed on: 2011-04-20 Egale Canada Inc.
2011-04-20 Notice of change of counsel, Jeremie Fournier is now acting as agent replacing Albertos Polizogopoulos William Whatcott
2011-04-18 Motion for leave to intervene, Completed on: 2011-04-18 Alberta Human Rights Commission
2011-04-01 Appellant's book of authorities, (2 VOLUMES), Completed on: 2011-04-01 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-04-01 Appellant's record, Completed on: 2011-04-01 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-04-01 Appellant's factum, Completed on: 2011-04-01 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2011-02-09 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of Alberta
2011-02-08 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question Attorney General of Canada
2011-01-12 Notice of constitutional question(s) William Whatcott
2011-01-05 Order on motion to state a constitutional question, (BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE)
2011-01-05 Decision on the motion to state a constitutional question, CJ, UPON APPLICATION by the respondent for an order stating constitutional questions in the above appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS BE STATED AS FOLLOW:
1.Does s. 14(1)(b) of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, S.S. 1979, c. S-24.1 infringe s. 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
2.If so, is the infringement a reasonable limit prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society under s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
3.Does s. 14(1)(b) of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, S.S. 1979, c. S-24.1 infringe s. 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
4.If so, is the infringement a reasonable limit prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society under s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT:
The Attorney General of Saskatchewan may serve and file his factum and book of authorities within four weeks after the service of the respondent’s factum.
Granted
2011-01-05 Submission of motion to state a constitutional question, CJ
2010-12-10 Reply to the motion to state a constitutional question, (Letter Form), from Thomas A. Schuck dated Dec. 10/10 (further reply requested by the Court), Completed on: 2010-12-10 William Whatcott
2010-12-08 Correspondence received from, Thomas Schuck dated November 12, 2010. Re: Change of Ottawa agent William Whatcott
2010-12-02 Reply to the motion to state a constitutional question, (Letter Form), from Thomas A. Schuck dated Dec. 1/10, Completed on: 2010-12-02 William Whatcott
2010-11-29 Response to the motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2010-11-29 Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2010-11-29 Response to the motion to state a constitutional question, Completed on: 2010-11-29 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2010-11-23 Motion to state a constitutional question, (Amended motion filed Nov. 26/10), Completed on: 2010-11-23 William Whatcott
2010-11-19 Notice of appeal, Completed on: 2010-11-19 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2010-11-10 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted)
2010-10-29 Copy of formal judgment sent to Registrar of the Court of Appeal and all parties
2010-10-29 Judgment on leave sent to the parties
2010-10-28 Decision on the application for leave to appeal, CJ Abe Cro, The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, Number 1566, 2010 SKCA 26, dated February 25, 2010, is granted with costs in the cause.
Granted, with costs in the cause
2010-06-21 All materials on application for leave submitted to the Judges, CJ Abe Cro
2010-05-17 Applicant's reply to respondent's argument, Service rec'd May 18/10, Completed on: 2010-05-25 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
2010-05-13 Respondent's response on the application for leave to appeal, Completed on: 2010-05-13 William Whatcott
2010-05-13 Correspondence received from, T. Irvine dated May 13/10 re: does not take position on leave to appeal but will take position if leave is granted (by fax) Attorney General for Saskatchewan
2010-04-26 Letter acknowledging receipt of a complete application for leave to appeal
2010-04-23 Application for leave to appeal, Completed on: 2010-04-23 Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission