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Canadian Supreme Court class action decision awards same-sex CPP survivor pension benefits

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2007 07:13:21 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 1, 2007) The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in Hislop v.Canada. The case was the first Charter of Rights class action to go to trial in Canada. It awarded CPP survivor's pensions to 1,500 Canadians from coast to coast. The Court ruled on three principal issues before it: 1. Were same sex survivors whose partners died between April 17, 1985 and January 1, 1998 entitled to a CPP survivor's pe...... Click here to read this release

West Nile Virus “Group Action” and Special Kids Ontario Class Action lawsuits: Province will attempt to overturn Court rulings favouring plaintiffs

Published Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:58:28 EST Read More

Court of Appeal for Ontario, Osgoode Hall, Courtroom 2, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, September 11-13th, 2006 Please note the exact order of proceeding has yet to be established. In a Toronto Court, Monday (September 11) through Wednesday, the Province will attempt to overturn two judgments favouring the plaintiffs in the West Nile Virus (WNV) ”group action” and Special Kids Ontario (SKO) Class Action lawsuit. The Court of Appeal has directed that the appeals are to be heard b...... Click here to read this release

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Appeal of Hislop v. Attorney General of Canada - CPP Survivor’s Pensions for Same Sex Partners

Published Tue, 16 May 2006 05:52:52 EST Read More

(Toronto, May 16, 2006) Today, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear two appeals from a landmark ruling of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Hislop et al. v. Attorney General of Canada. The class members are gay men and lesbians whose partners died between April 17, 1985 and January 1, 1998. They are continuing their ongoing battle against the federal government seeking equal CPP survivor pensions. The federal government has continued to deny equal pensions to the class members on the basis of the ...... Click here to read this release