Court divided on Bill 24 injunction ruling

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

The Justice Centre is reviewing the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling upholding a lower court ruling that dismissed that application for an interim injunction that would stay the operation of Alberta’s Bill 24 pending a ruling in regards to its constitutionality. 

In dissent, Justice McDonald stated that he would enjoin the Government of Alberta from withholding or reducing funding or de-accrediting the schools in question.  On account of this dissent, a right of appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada exists.  

The decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal addresses only the application for injunctive relief, and is not a determination on the merits of the constitutional challenge to Bill 24’s changes to the Alberta School Act.  The Court of Appeal has directed that the hearing on the actual merits of the substantive challenge proceed at the lower court expeditiously. 

The Applicants have no further comment at this time.  For more information visit www.jccf.ca/our-cases/#bill24