October 3, 2014

‘Co-operative federalism' is emphasized

Lawrence Thacker was quoted in the October 3, issue of the Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.

"The Supreme Court has taken an expansive view of provinces' constitutional powers to regulate banking and other matters falling within exclusive federal jurisdiction, while also adopting a consumer-friendly stance on standing and punitive damages in a trilogy of Quebec class action rulings delivered last month...

...Lawrence Thacker, who heads the class action practice at Toronto's Lenczner Slaght, said the court is continuing its narrow and cautious approach to the doctrines of interjurisdictional immunity and paramountcy..."