Canada – Premier’s abortion-access comments feature in group’s lawsuit against the province

Civil liberties group wants to sue province on behalf of all New Brunswick residents

Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News
Posted: May 17, 2021

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it has the right to sue the New Brunswick government for lack of abortion access, partly because the premier made it a legal issue in his public comments.

On Monday, lawyers for the association and the province appeared before Chief Justice Tracey DeWare of the Court of Queen's Bench to argue whether the association has "public interest standing" to sue the province for what it sees as unconstitutional abortion laws.