CDAS Granted Intervenor Status in Solitary Confinement Challenge
CDAS has been granted leave to intervene in a case involving a constitutional challenge to the use of administrative segregation in federal correctional institutions (BC Civil Liberties v. Attorney General of Canada, Action No. S150415).
The trial is currently being heard in B.C. Supreme Court before Justice Leask and is scheduled for nine weeks.
CDAS will make submissions on the constitutionality of the use administrative segregation and, in particular, whether its use violates section 9 and 10 of the Charter.
The case opened with statement from Joe Arvay, Q.C. for the Plaintiffs and Mitch Taylor, Q.C. for Canada and continues in courtroom 52.