Constitutional challenge regarding police powers
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has obtained conservatory intervenor status in the file – which means that it has joined the applicant to support his claims, can bring evidence, and fully participate in the upcoming trial. This case raises important public interest matters. By accepting the CCLA’s status in the file, the parties have recognized that the organization has a substantial contribution to make to this case.
Trudel Johnston & Lespérance is proud to represent the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which is intervening in a constitutional challenge before the Superior Court of Quebec. The litigation seeks to put an end to certain police powers that enable racial profiling.
This case challenges the power of the police to carry out roadside checks without suspicion. The CCLA argues that this power is unjustified, arbitrary, and represents a significant violation of individual rights guaranteed by the Charter.
For more details, the CCLA’s press release announcing the file is available here: https://ccla.org/cclaintervenesracialprofiling/
More information on the case: Luamba c. Procureur général du Canada et Procureur général du Québec. Court number: 500-17-114387-205 (Cour supérieure du Québec)