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Final submissions in the constitutional challenge against Ontario’s vague bylaw variance law

The OCLA is providing legal research support in Dr. Hadi Salmasian’s constitutional appeal against section 45(1) of Ontario’s Planning Act. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) appeal no. PL180613 will be heard and is open to the public here: 10:00 … Continue reading

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OCLA statement on the notwithstanding clause controversy

Doug Ford, Harper gerrymandering, activist judgements, media blind spots, and freedom of expression Ontario Civil Liberties Association statement on the notwithstanding clause controversy (Ottawa, September 12, 2018) — The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) has expertise in the law of … Continue reading

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BLG lawyer asks LPAT to consider denying full right to appeal urban development decision

In today’s latest development of the case of Ottawa homeowner appellant Dr. Hadi Salmasian [see: “OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law”], a lawyer from the BLG law firm representing the developer has asked the Local Planning … Continue reading

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Statement by Rick Mehta Regarding His Dismissal from Acadia University

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association supports Professor Rick Mehta to be fully reinstated to his tenured professorship at Acadia University. This is Professor Mehta’s full statement regarding his August 31, 2018 dismissal: LINK-PDF-File Statement by Rick Mehta Regarding His Dismissal … Continue reading

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OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) sides with Ottawa residents who are challenging the constitutionality of the so-called “minor variance” bylaw-variance provision of Ontario’s Planning Act. Dr. Hadi Salmasian’s constitutional challenge of section 45(1) of the Planning Act, his challenge … Continue reading

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