Boucher, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada

The directive published by Corrective Services of Canada (CSC) banned smoking within cells and private family visiting facilities in federal prisons. Prisoners challenged the validity of the directive. The Court upheld the directive, reasoning that the commissioners of CSC have the authority to regulate and the directive is consistent with the Non-Smoking Health Act.


Boucher, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2007 FC 893, Federal Court (2007).

  • Canada
  • Sep 7, 2007
  • Federal Court



  • François Boucher
  • Pierre-Paul Dandurand

Defendant Attorney General of Canada

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