Appeals & Judicial Review

Greg DelBigio has represented clients appealing extradition orders and making submissions to the Minister of Justice. Most recently he was lead counsel for the BC Civil Liberties Association who intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada landmark decision assessing the constitutional validity of the security certificate provisions of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Security certificates have been used by the Canadian government to deport non-citizens to their countries of origin on the basis that they pose a threat to national security. The result set constitutional limits on the power of the executive (the Canadian Government) to rely on secret evidence to infringe the core interests of a non-citizen’s right to life, liberty and security of the person. Click here to read the security certificate decisions.

Recent News
19 Nov 2012

In July 2012, Mr. DelBigio joined leading tax firm Thorsteinssons LLP as Counsel in that firm’s tax litigation group. Mr. DelBigio will be offering clients his significant expertise in cases involving tax evasion, search and seizure and constitutional defences. Mr. DelBigio will continue to service ongoing clients and offer criminal defence services for other criminal.

17 Jun 2010

As recently reported by the Canadian Bar Association, the Air India Inquiry final report, released on June 17, made a number of recommendations that were consistent with proposals made by the CBA in its intervention at the Inquiry. The report singled out the CBA’s submissions on the relationship between intelligence and evidence and the challenges.

2 May 2010

“Court can order lawyers to work for free,”* April 9, 2010, Lawyers Weekly. View the article. In this case a criminal defence lawyer (Cunningham) was employed by Yukon Legal Aid to represent an accused charged with sexual offences against a young child. The accused failed to update his financial information as required by Legal Aid.