Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society et al. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2012] N.R. TBEd. SE.004

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
JudgeMcLachlin, C.J.C., LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella, Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Karakatsanis, JJ.
Citation[2012] N.R. TBEd. SE.004,2012 SCC 45,34 BCLR (5th) 1,JE 2012-1793,EYB 2012-211411,[2012] 2 SCR 524,[2012] 10 WWR 423
Subject MatterCIVIL RIGHTS,COURTS,CRIMINAL LAW,PRACTICE
Date21 September 2012
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  • Schmidt c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • March 20, 2018
    ...v. Vaid, 2005 SCC 30, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 667; Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, [2012] 2 S.C.R. 524; Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Canadian Liberty Net, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 626, (1998), 157 D.L.R. (4th) 385; Agraira v. Ca......
  • Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) et al., (2014) 458 F.T.R. 1 (FC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Federal Court (Canada)
    • January 30, 2014
    ...71 N.R. 338 , refd to. [para. 304]. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society et al. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2012] 2 S.C.R. 524; 434 N.R. 257 ; 325 B.C.A.C. 1 ; 553 W.A.C. 1 ; 2012 SCC 45 , refd to. [para. Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney Gen......
  • Médecins canadiens pour les soins aux réfugiés c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Federal Court (Canada)
    • July 4, 2014
    ...2 S.C.R. 607 , (1986), 33 D.L.R. (4th) 321 ; Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, [2012] 2 S.C.R. 524; Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 SCC 14 , [2013] 1 S.C.R. 623 ; Canadian Council of ......
  • Kelly et al. v. Canada (Attorney General), [2013] O.T.C. Uned. 1220
    • Canada
    • Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (Canada)
    • February 26, 2013
    ...is appropriate for judicial determination: Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United against Violence Society , 2012 SCC 45 at para. 30; Finlay v. Canada (Minister of Finance) , [1986] 2 S.C.R. 607at p. 632; Canada (Auditor General) v. Canada (Minister of Energy, Min......
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222 cases
  • Feher c. Canada (Sécurité publique et Protection civile),
    • Canada
    • Federal Court (Canada)
    • March 20, 2019
    ...SCC 30 , [2018] 2 S.C.R. 165 .REFERRED TO:Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, [2012] 2 S.C.R. 524 ; Gravel v. Telus Communications Inc., 2011 FCA 14 , 218 A.C.W.S. (3d) 478; Mayne Pharma (Canada) Inc. v. Aventis Pharma ......
  • Schmidt c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • March 20, 2018
    ...v. Vaid, 2005 SCC 30, [2005] 1 S.C.R. 667; Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, [2012] 2 S.C.R. 524; Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Canadian Liberty Net, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 626, (1998), 157 D.L.R. (4th) 385; Agraira v. Ca......
  • Médecins canadiens pour les soins aux réfugiés c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Federal Court (Canada)
    • July 4, 2014
    ...2 S.C.R. 607 , (1986), 33 D.L.R. (4th) 321 ; Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, [2012] 2 S.C.R. 524; Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 SCC 14 , [2013] 1 S.C.R. 623 ; Canadian Council of ......
  • Taylor v. Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020 NLSC 125
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
    • September 17, 2020
    ...Authorities Cited:   CASES CONSIDERED: Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society v. Canada (Attorney General), 2012 SCC 45; Canadian Council of Churches v. R., (1992) 1 S.C.R. 236 ; Shiell v. Amok (1987), 27 Admin. L.R.1 , 1 987 CarswellSask 56 (Q.B.); Danson v. ......
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21 firm's commentaries
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (June 20 ' 24, 2022)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • June 27, 2022
    ...of Civil Procedure, Rules 2.03, 9.01 & 15.01, Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, Thorson v. Canada (Attorney General), [1975] 1 S.C.R. 138 , Nova Scotia (Board of Censors) v. McNeil, [1976] 2 S.C.R. 265 , Canada (Minist......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (January 18 ' 22, 2021)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • January 25, 2021
    ...v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 6152, Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, The Polish National Catholic Church of Canada v. Polish National Church, 2014 ONSC 4501, Air Canada v. M & L Travel Ltd., [1993] 3 S.C.R. 7......
  • Court Of Appeal Summaries (November 11 – November 15, 2019)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 22, 2019
    ...of the infringement of Charter rights resulted in the court having a less than satisfactory record. In Downtown Eastside Sex Workers, 2012 SCC 45, the Supreme Court noted that there was a substantial record of affidavit evidence as to the operation and impact of the challenged legislation, ......
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (JANUARY 18 – 22, 2021)
    • Canada
    • LexBlog Canada
    • January 24, 2021
    ...v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 6152, Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, The Polish National Catholic Church of Canada v. Polish National Church, 2014 ONSC 4501, Air Canada v. M & L Travel Ltd., [1993] 3 S.C.R. 7......
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28 books & journal articles
  • Table of Cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies. Second Edition
    • June 18, 2013
    ...250 Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45 ............... 238–39 Canada (Attorney General) v. P.H.S. Community Services Society, 2011 SCC 44 ..............................................................266–67 Canada (Attorne......
  • Injunctions to Enforce Public Rights
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Equitable Remedies. Second Edition
    • June 18, 2013
    ...of the Supreme Court of Canada on standing, Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society , 2012 SCC 45, reconfirmed these criteria. However, the Court did state that the criteria informed the exercise of discretion and should be applied “cumulat......
  • How the Charter has failed non-citizens in Canada: reviewing thirty years of Supreme Court of Canada jurisprudence.
    • Canada
    • McGill Law Journal Vol. 58 Nbr. 3, March 2013
    • March 1, 2013
    ...revisions on this paper, the Court handed down its ruling in Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society v Canada (AG) (2012 SCC 45, 352 DLR (4th) 587), which broadened the public interest standing (249) This was a key issue for the Canadian Council for Refugees in its bid......
  • THE RELAXATION OF REPRESENTATIVE STANDING IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: A SIDE-EFFECT OF CHARTERS OF RIGHTS?
    • Canada
    • University of British Columbia Law Review Vol. 49 Nbr. 1, January 2016
    • January 1, 2016
    ...[1999] 1 WLR 347, [1998] 2 All ER 755 (QB); Canada (Attorney General) v Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society, 2012 SCC 45, [2012] 2 SCR 524 [Downtown Eastside]; Bateman's Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council v Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund Pty Ltd (1998), 194 CLR24......
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