Correctional Service of Canada, et al. v. Mercier, et al.

The Correctional Service of Canada published a directive that prohibited prisoners from smoking in indoor and outdoor areas in federal prisons. Prisoners challenged the validity of the directive. The Federal Court ruled in favor of the prisoners. The Federal Court of Appeals held that the Commissioners' directive was within its power and upheld the ban.


Correctional Service of Canada, et al. v. Mercier, et al., 2010 FCA 167, Federal Court of Appeals (2010).

  • Canada
  • Jun 21, 2010
  • Federal Court of Appeals



  • Attorney General of Canada
  • Correctional Service of Canada


  • Benoit Guimond
  • Claude Ranger
  • Daniel Dusseault
  • Daniel Lévesque
  • Daniel Patry
  • Denis Thibault
  • François Landcop
  • Gaétan St.-Germain
  • Gérald Matticks
  • Jean Deschênes
  • Jean Rauzon
  • Jean-Pierre Duclos
  • Patrick Mercier
  • Patrick Rochefort
  • Pierre Thériault
  • Raymond Landry
  • Régis Labbée
  • Richard Dion
  • Stéphane Fortin
  • Stéphane Linteau

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