Did tribunal exceed its authority? Supreme Court of Canada will decide Thursday if human rights decision should be upheld

21 Mar 2012 Did tribunal exceed its authority? Supreme Court of Canada will decide Thursday if human rights decision should be upheld

Vancouver Sun, March 21 2012: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the appeal of Moore v. British Columbia Ministry of Education. Among other things, this case will decide whether the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has the authority to dictate what services the B.C.

government provides.

Jeffrey Moore started grade school in 1991 and was soon diagnosed as dyslexic. When he was in Grade 3, his parents were advised that he would have a better educational outcome if he enrolled in a publicly funded program tailored for dyslexic children called “intensive remediation.” But in 1994, the cash-strapped North Vancouver school district defunded the program in an effort to save money – just weeks after Jeffrey had been referred for help. As a result, the Moore family paid approximately $100,000 over nine years for Jeffrey’s private education. Keep reading


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