The Gosselin Case

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The Gosselin Case

Supreme Court to Hear First Social and Economic Rights Claim: Gosselin v. Quebec

On October 29, 2001, the Supreme Court of Canada will heard an historic case - the first claim under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the first claim under human rights legislation to a right to an adequate level of social assistance for those in need.

There was a lot riding on it for poor people and for human rights in Canada. The Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) had been granted leave to intervene. So had the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and Rights and Democracy, previously the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, headed by Warren Allmand.

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