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Litigation

ALST has made it a priority to become involved in test case litigation. In some cases this means bringing cases forward on behalf of individuals or groups. In other cases, ALST intervenes in cases that have been brought by other parties.

In an intervention, ALST is concerned that the perspectives of Aboriginal people - particularly urban Aboriginal people - are brought to the attention of the court. In making a case before a court, it is common to file a factum with the court. A factum is an outline of the arguments being relied on in the case.

ALST has intervened in cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Judgements from those cases can be found at the link pages above.

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