Is The Public Interest Falling From Standing? Two Recent Comments From The Supreme Court of Canada

The research assistance of Victoria Fraser, Student-at-Law, Lang Michener, 1992-93, is gratefully acknowledged. Introduction The pursuit of the public interest flourishes in this era of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; however, the liberalized standing that permits public interest groups to press their claims was the product of pre-Charter jurisprudence: the trilogy of Thorson!,…

The Validity of Corporate Gifts

THE PHILANTHROPIST AWARD FOR PROFICIENCY IN LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS Honourable Mention 1987 BELLA R. MARTIN Student-at-Law, Vancouver I. Introduction Scope of the Issue As the number and scope of social programs in Canada increases, governĀ­ment alone cannot respond to the ever-growing demands of charitable organizations and, increasingly, the cost of providing such programs is…