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SCC decision: May 25, 2007

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British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Christie, 2007 SCC 21
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(Constitutional law / Access to justice / Rule of law)
A British Columbia law imposed a 7% tax on legal services.  C challenged the constitutionality of the law, arguing that it prevented access to justice for poor people.  The Court held that the tax is constitutional.  The right to access courts is not absolute, and general access to legal services is not part of the "rule of law" as understood in Canada.
Majority/Dissenting: 9/0