Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at cases.slaw.ca.
This week’s summaries concern:
Administrative Law – Aliens – Civil Rights – Crown – Government Programs
Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) et al. 2014 FC 651
Administrative Law – Aliens – Civil Rights – Crown – Government Programs – Practice – Statutes
Summary: The Government of Canada funded comprehensive health insurance coverage for refugee claimants through the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). In 2012, the Governor in Council passed two Orders in Council (OICs) which significantly reduced the level of health care coverage available to many such individuals, and all but eliminated it for others pursuing risk-based claims. The applicants asserted that: (1) the OICs were …
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