The Ontario appeal decision will be released on June 10, 2003



No More Appeals:  Paul Martin says the final hurdle to same-sex marriage should be the Court of Appeal for Ontario



June 9, 2003

Ontario appeal decision released on June 10

Ontario delivered the first Canadian victory for same-sex marriage on July 12, 2002. Will it also deliver the last? Federal Liberal leadership candidate Paul Martin has said that, if elected Prime Minister (as most expect), he will make the Ontario appeal decision the final court battle if the court rules again in favour of equal marriage.

The Court of Appeal for Ontario heard the marriage case in April 2003 (see below). A three-justice panel, led by Chief Justice Roy McMurtry, will release their decision at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, on Tuesday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Chief Justice Roy McMurtry was one of the key players involved in making Canada's constitution a reality, along with Jean Chretien [now Prime Minister of Canada].

The Chief Justice adjudicated the appeal with Madam Justice Eileen Gillese (former Dean at the Faculty of Law, the University of Western Ontario) and Mr. Justice James MacPherson (former Dean of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School)

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