Constitutional and Public Interest Law

Lawyers: Frances Mahon, Aidan Campbell, Kirat Khosa

Fighting for civil liberties is what we do at Mahon & Company. We represent individuals and non-profits across the country in constitutional and public interest cases engaging Charter rights, particularly criminal law, immigration, and human rights issues.

Mahon & Company has represented a number of non-profit organizations as interveners at all levels of court in Canada, including the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, Start Proud (formerly Out On Bay Street), Pivot Legal Society, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

Notable cases include:

Chhina v. Canada (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2019 SCC 29 (with British Columbia Civil Liberties Association)

Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 33 (also at the Ontario Court of Appeal and Divisional Court) (with Start Proud and the OUTlaws)

Representation at a coroner’s inquest for the family of Phuong Na “Tony” Du, a Vietnamese man experiencing schizophrenia who was shot and killed by the Vancouver Police Department (with Pivot Legal Society)

R. v. Borowiec, 2016 SCC 11 (with LEAF)

Henry v. British Columbia (AG), 2015 SCC 24 (with British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights)

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