On November 30, 2021, the John Howard Society of Canada submitted a Charter application challenging the exclusion of federal prisoners from the definition of “insured person” in the Canada Health Act.
Among other things, the application alleges the exclusion violates federal prisoners’ section 7, 12 and 15 Charter rights in addition to the section being ultra vires federal government jurisdiction.
Read the statement of claim below or review media coverage on the inadequacies of healthcare inside Canadian prisons at the bottom of this page.
An Easy Read version of the statement of claim:
The formal claim, as submitted to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.Final Statement of Claim Nov 30 (1)
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