Constitutional & Charter of Rights

Our lawyers practising in this area are skilled at interpreting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other constitutional legislation as well as applying that legislation to a variety of issues including human rights claims.

Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP was one of the first law firms to bring an action to the Supreme Court of Canada under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and we were successful.

In addition to Charter decisions, our office also deals with constitutional issues in our public and municipal law practice.

Our lawyers were on counsel for two of the cases included in a list of the top 10 most influential Charter decisions compiled by the Law Times and based on a survey of constitutional authorities. The cases were:

  • Hunter v. Southam Inc. (1984), a case involving search and seizure
  • Vriend v. Alberta (1998), a case related to discrimination

We have also appeared in important case decisions regarding freedom of expression such as:

  • Edmonton Journal v. Alberta (Attorney General) (1989)
  • Moysa v. Alberta (Labour Relations Board) (1989)