PPAL 6100 3.0

Canadian Constitutional and Administrative Law

Winter Term, 2007-08

Course Directors:  Ian Greene & Richard Haigh

Course Web Site

Instructors                Professors Ian Greene & Richard Haigh

Offices & Hours      Greene:  Room 224 McLaughlin College

     Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Keele Campus), 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on teaching days, (1 Dundas St. West),

     or by appointment. Call 416-736-5128, and speak to receptionist, to make appointment.

                                    HaighRoom 237 Osgoode Hall Law School

                                    Office HoursMondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (starting January 21, 2008) and Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (starting January 8,

                                    2008), 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on teaching days at 1 Dundas West, or at other times by appointment. To book an appointment, please

                                    contact Prof. Haigh by phone or email.


Contact                     Greene:  416-736-2100, ext. 77083 (best contact method) igreene@yorku.ca (phone to mention that email sent).

                                                    Fax:  416-736-5436.

                                    Haigh:  416-650-8257, or rhaigh@osgoode.yorku.ca

                                                    Fax:  416-736-5736.


Course Location    Room E, 26th Floor, 1 Dundas West, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday Evenings


Course Description

This course examines the Canadian court system, judicial interpretation of the division of powers between federal and provincial governments, and judicial review under the Charter of Rights and other human rights instruments.  The implications of the rule of law for public officials are explored, as well as judicial review of administrative decisions. 

Course Outline



Case Analysis Assignment

a)  Singh v. Minister of Employment and Immigration, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 177, and

b)  Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), [2007] 1 S.C.R. 350, 2007 SCC

Introduction to Public Law

British North America Act, 1867 (also known as the Constitution Act, 1867)

Roncarelli v. Duplessis (1959), 16 DLR (2d) 689 (SCC).

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (lecture)

R v. Oakes (1986), 26 D.L.R. (4th) 200 (SCC).

Sparrow v. The Queen, [1990] 1 SCR 1075.

Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer), [2002] 3 S.C.R. 51.

Rights and Freedoms Under the

RWDSU v. Dolphin Delivery Ltd., [1986] 2 S.C.R. 573.

Multani v. Commission scolaire Marguerite‑Bourgeoys, [2006] 1 S.C.R. 256.

Wynberg v. Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, July 7, 2006.

Queen v. L.B., Ontario Court of Appeal (2007)

Equality Rights

Bliss v. AG.  Canada (1978), 92 DLR (3d) 417 (SCC).

Law Society of BC v. Andrews (1989), 56 DLR 1 (SCC).

Law v. Minister of Human Resources Development (1999), 170 DLR (4th) 1 (SCC).

Access to Justice

British Columbia (Minister of Forests) v. Okanagan Indian Band, [2003] 3 S.C.R. 371.

Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada, [2007] 1 SCR 38.

Administrative Law

Baker v.  Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [1999] 2 S.C.R. 817.

Pushpanathan v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), [1998] 1 S.C.R. 982.

Briefing Cases

Academic Honesty

On-Line Resources


Supplemental Materials

Highlights of the Canadian Constitution

Presentation by Mete Jorgan


Powerpoint Presentations

January 8

January 15

February 5

February 19

February 26

March 4

March 25

April 1