Canadians are entitled by law to protection of their human and civil rights, including protection against discrimination. These principles come from Canada’s Constitution and from provincial and federal Human Rights legislation. JFK Law advances cases on behalf of its clients that challenge historic and current discrimination, aiming to improve the circumstances of groups who have faced disadvantages and stereotypes, infringement of security of the person and breaches of freedom of association and other rights.
Constitutional law also addresses the proper roles of the different levels of government and of administrative decision-makers. JFK Law works with clients to challenge governments when they act beyond their constitutional and statutory roles, and seek to hold the state to a high standard of conduct in all of its dealings with JFK’s aboriginal and other clients.