Victory today for LGBTQ rights from the Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western University law school decision

June 15, 2018 – Frances Mahon is delighted to announce that the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a profound victory for the LGBTQ community today, confirming the Law Societies of Ontario and British Columbia’s refusal to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed school of law. The majority of the Court held that the mandatory nature of …

Frances Mahon to testify before House of Commons human trafficking committee

May 29, 2018 - Frances Mahon will be testifying today before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on behalf of Pivot Legal Society, to provide insight on how human trafficking laws are being enforced in Canada, and the importance of maintaining a distinction between human trafficking, and adult, consensual sex work. …

Recommendations made by Frances Mahon Law accepted by Independent Investigations Office after Tony Du inquest

April 18, 2018 - The Independent Investigations Office announced today that it will accept the recommendations made by Frances Mahon Law, along with Pivot Legal Society, in the coroner's inquest into Tony Du's death, as the CBC reported today: In a statement released Wednesday, the IIO said it will adopt the first recommendation which is to automatically release …

Frances Mahon achieves victory for water and land defenders in Kinder Morgan injunction dispute at B.C. Supreme Court

March 15, 2018 - Frances Mahon appeared in the B.C. Supreme Court today, arguing that an injunction sought by Kinder Morgan against water and land defenders would injure freedom of expression and the right to protest. Although the injunction was granted, water and land defenders at Camp Cloud and Kwekwecnewtxw (the Watch House) will be permitted to …

Frances Mahon representing family of Tony Du at Coroner’s Inquest

February 3, 2018 – Frances Mahon will be representing the family of Tony Du alongside Pivot Legal Society at a Coroner’s Inquest on February 5, 2018. On November 22, 2014, Mr. Du was walking near the intersection of Knight Street and 41st Avenue when he was shot and killed by a Vancouver police officer. The fatal …

Frances Mahon appears at the Supreme Court of Canada in landmark LGBTQ+ equality rights case

December 1, 2017 - Frances Mahon appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada today, providing the perspective of LGBTQ+ law students and legal professionals on behalf of Start Proud and the OUTlaws in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada. Frances' submissions were featured on Xtra.ca: "Breaches of the covenant for sexual misconduct may be punished …

Historic non-binary rights case launched by Frances Mahon Law

October 26, 2017 - Frances Mahon Law, on behalf of Dr. Joshua M. Ferguson, filed a landmark human rights complaint today at the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, seeking an "X" gender designation for non-binary, intersex and trans* individuals on B.C. identification. Frances Mahon was quoted by CTV News on the importance of ensuring legal recognition for …

Start Proud and the OUTlaws’ submissions on Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada featured in today’s Globe & Mail

September 11, 2017- Start Proud and the OUTlaws were featured in today's Globe and Mail on their intervention in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada: "Start Proud and OUTlaws, say in a joint filing that the Community Covenant means LGBTQ persons, including married ones, "can never be their authentic selves while attending …

Start Proud and the OUTlaws granted intervener status at the Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada

July 31, 2017- Start Proud and the OUTlaws have been granted leave to intervene in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada, an important case about equal access to law school for LGBTQ+ students. The Chief Justice of Canada (in an unprecedented move) varied the original Order of Justice Wagner denying leave to …