Docket

38505

Joanne Fraser, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada

(Federal Court) (Civil) (By Leave)

Judgments on applications for leave to appeal are rendered by the Court, but are not necessarily unanimous.

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2020-10-19 Formal judgment sent to the registrar of the court of appeal and all parties
2020-10-19 Judgment on appeal and notice of deposit of judgment sent to all parties
2020-10-16 Judgment on the appeal rendered, CJ Abe Mo Ka Côt Br Row Mar Kas, The appeal from the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal, Number A-206-17, 2018 FCA 223, dated December 7, 2018, heard on December 12, 2019, is allowed with costs throughout. The following declaration is issued: there has been a breach of the rights guaranteed by s. 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms of full-time Royal Canadian Mounted Police members who temporarily reduced their working hours under a job-sharing agreement, based on the inability of those members to buy back full pension credit for that service. Any remedial measures taken by the government to facilitate buy-back of pension credits should be in accordance with the Court’s reasons and should have retroactive effect. Côté, Brown and Rowe JJ. dissent.
Allowed, with costs
2020-10-13 Correspondence received from, Andrew Astritis, Re: request for a copy of embargoed decision Public Service Alliance of Canada
2020-10-13 Correspondence received from, Danielle Bisnar, Re: request for copy of embargoed decision Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2020-10-13 Correspondence received from, Yashoda Ranganathan, Re: request for copy of embargoed decision Attorney General of Ontario
2020-10-09 Correspondence received from, Christopher Rupar, Re: request for embargoed decision Attorney General of Canada
2020-10-09 Correspondence received from, Paul Champ, Re: request for embargoed copy of judgment Joanne Fraser
2020-10-07 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, all parties, by Deputy Registrar, Re: lock-up cancelled
2020-03-03 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Pierre Landry, Re: comments to a possible lock-up Attorney General of Quebec
2020-02-26 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Yashoda Ranganathan, Re: comments to a possible lockup Attorney General of Ontario
2020-02-26 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Andrew Astritis, Re: comments to a possible lock-up Public Service Alliance of Canada
2020-02-26 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Christopher Rootham, Re: Comments to a possible lockup National Police Federation
2020-02-25 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Bijon Roy, Re: comments to a possible lockup Joanne Fraser
2020-02-25 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Christopher Rupar, Re: comments to a possible lockup Attorney General of Canada
2020-02-25 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Danielle Bisnar, Re: comments to a possible lock-up Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2020-02-24 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, all parties, Re: possible lockup
2020-01-14 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), RE: Response to correspondence filed on January 9, 2020. Joanne Fraser
2020-01-14 Media lock-up requested or proposed
2020-01-09 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), RE: Response to a question posed by the Court during the hearing. Attorney General of Canada
2019-12-27 Transcript received, 142 pages
2019-12-12 Judgment reserved OR rendered with reasons to follow
2019-12-12 Hearing of the appeal, 2019-12-12, CJ Abe Mo Ka Côt Br Row Mar Kas
Judgment reserved
2019-12-12 Respondent's condensed book, (Book Form) Attorney General of Canada
2019-12-12 Appellant's condensed book, (Book Form) Joanne Fraser
2019-12-09 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 4 reserved seats requested Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-12-02 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 4 reserved seats requested Attorney General of Canada
2019-11-27 Correspondence received from, 2 reserved seats requested Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-11-27 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Kates Hughes, Janet Borowy and Danielle Bisnar will appear before the court. Ms. Bisnar will present oral arguments. Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-11-27 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Andrew Astritis and Morgan Rowe will appear before the court. Mr. Astritis will present oral arguments. Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-11-27 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Christopher Rupar, Zoe Axaal and Gregory Tzemenakis will appear before the court. Mr. Rupar will present oral arguments. Attorney General of Canada
2019-11-27 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 4 reserved seats requested Joanne Fraser
2019-11-27 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Paul Champ and Bijon Roy will appear before the court. Mr. Champ will present oral arguments. Joanne Fraser
2019-11-27 Appeal perfected for hearing
2019-11-22 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), 2 reserved seats requested National Police Federation
2019-11-22 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Christopher Rootham and Andrew Montague-Reinholdt will appear before the court. Mr. Rootham will present oral arguments. National Police Federation
2019-11-22 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), (3 volumes), Completed on: 2019-11-22 National Police Federation
2019-11-22 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-11-22 National Police Federation
2019-11-22 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-11-22 Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-11-22 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-11-22 Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-11-22 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Missing: Electronic Copy (rec' 11/25/19)
Proof of Service (rec' 11/25/19), Completed on: 2019-11-27
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-11-22 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Missing: Proof of Service (rec' 11/25/19), Completed on: 2019-11-26 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-11-20 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Rochelle S. Fox and Yashoda Ranganathan will appear before the court. Ms. Fox will present oral arguments. Attorney General of Ontario
2019-11-13 Notice of appearance, (Letter Form), Amélie Pelletier-Desrosiers and Catheryne Bélanger will appear before the court. Ms. Pelletier-Desrosiers will present oral arguments. Attorney General of Quebec
2019-11-04 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-11-04 Attorney General of Ontario
2019-11-01 Intervener's factum - AG on constitutional question, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-11-01 Attorney General of Quebec
2019-10-11 Order on motion for leave to intervene, (by MOLDAVER J.)
2019-10-11 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Mo,
UPON APPLICATIONS by the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Inc., the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the National Police Federation for leave to intervene in the above appeal;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motions for leave to intervene are granted and the said three (3) interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a single factum not to exceed ten (10) pages in length on or before November 22, 2019.
The said three (3) interveners are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
The interveners are not 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 appellants and respondent any additional disbursements resulting from their interventions.
AND IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED THAT:
The Attorney General of Ontario and the Attorney General of Quebec are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.
Granted
2019-10-11 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, Mo
2019-10-08 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Pierre Landry.
RE: late service of National Police Federation's motion for leave to intervene on Attorney General of Ontario.
Attorney General of Quebec
2019-10-07 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form) Attorney General of Canada
2019-10-07 Respondent's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-10-07 Attorney General of Canada
2019-10-07 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Jasmine Leindecker.
RE: late service of National Police Federation's motion for leave to intervene on Attorney General of Ontario.
Attorney General of Ontario
2019-10-07 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Deborah Mayo.
RE: late service of National Police Federation's motion for leave to intervene on Attorney General of Ontario.
Attorney General of Canada
2019-10-07 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Paul Champ.
RE: late service of National Police Federation's motion for leave to intervene on Attorney General of Ontario.
Joanne Fraser
2019-09-23 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-09-23 Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-09-20 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-09-20 National Police Federation
2019-09-20 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-09-20 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-09-16 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-09-16 Attorney General of Canada
2019-09-16 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-09-16 Joanne Fraser
2019-09-13 Correspondence received from, Christopher Rupar, re: Zoe Oxaal will appear in place of BJ Wray Attorney General of Canada
2019-09-09 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (Electronic version due on 2019-09-16) National Police Federation
2019-09-09 Other book of authorities, (Book Form), Proof of service missing. (received)
Electronic version missing (received Sept. 26/19)., Completed on: 2019-10-09, (Electronic version due on 2019-09-16)
National Police Federation
2019-09-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Electronic version incomplete. (received on Sept. 26/19), Completed on: 2019-10-09, (Electronic version due on 2019-09-16) National Police Federation
2019-09-09 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-09-09 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Proof of service missing. , Completed on: 2019-09-10 Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Inc.
2019-09-06 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-09-06 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-09-06 Public Service Alliance of Canada
2019-08-13 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2019-08-12 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form) Joanne Fraser
2019-08-12 Appellant's record, (Book Form), (6 volumes), Completed on: 2019-08-12 Joanne Fraser
2019-08-12 Appellant's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-08-12 Joanne Fraser
2019-08-12 Appellant's factum, (Book Form), Missing: 23 copies (rec' 08/13/19), Completed on: 2019-08-13 Joanne Fraser
2019-07-31 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2019-12-12
Judgment reserved
2019-07-16 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), AGC notice of change of counsel. Attorney General of Canada
2019-07-15 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-07-15 Attorney General of Quebec
2019-07-15 Notice of intervention respecting a constitutional question, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-07-16 Attorney General of Ontario
2019-07-02 Correspondence received, from John Tuck. The Attorney General of British Columbia will not be intervening in this appeal.
2019-06-17 Notice of constitutional question(s), (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-06-17 Attorney General of Canada
2019-06-17 Notice of constitutional question(s), (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-06-17 Joanne Fraser
2019-06-17 Notice of appeal, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-06-17 Joanne Fraser
2019-05-30 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted)
2019-05-17 Copy of formal judgment sent to Registrar of the Court of Appeal and all parties
2019-05-17 Judgment on leave sent to the parties
2019-05-16 Judgment of the Court on the application for leave to appeal, The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal, Number A-206-17, 2018 FCA 223, dated December 7, 2018, is granted with costs in the cause.
Granted, with costs in the cause
2019-04-15 All materials on application for leave submitted to the Judges, for consideration by the Court
2019-03-25 Applicant's reply to respondent's argument, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2019-03-25 Joanne Fraser
2019-03-14 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form) Attorney General of Canada
2019-03-14 Respondent's response on the application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2019-03-14 Attorney General of Canada
2019-02-14 Letter acknowledging receipt of an incomplete application for leave to appeal, FILE OPENED
2019-02-05 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form) Joanne Fraser
2019-02-05 Application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), Missing: Proof of Service (rec' 02/18/2019), Completed on: 2019-02-18 Joanne Fraser