Nov. 8, 2022

Professors cited in Supreme Court of Canada decision

The decision in R. v. Sharma was released on November 4

Professors Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton's work on equality rights was cited in the Supreme Court of Canada's November 4 decision in R v Sharma, 2022 SCC 39. Jennifer's paper “Intersections and Roads Untravelled: Sex and Family Status in Fraser v Canada” (2021) 30:2 Const Forum 29 was cited with approval by the dissent, while Jennifer and Jonnette's jointly authored paper, “Meaningless Mantra: Substantive Equality after Withler” (2011) 16 Rev Const Stud. 31, was used by the majority to support reasons that Jennifer and Jonnette respectfully disagree with.