The litigant, big m drug mart, was a corporation charged under the impugned legislation with unlawfully carrying on the sale of goods on a sunday in defending the law, the attorney general for alberta challenged the standing of big m drug mart to raise the question of a possible infringement of religious freedom, given its status as a corporation. R v big m drug mart ltd her majesty the queen, appellant and big m drug mart ltd, respondent and the attorney general of canada, the attorney general of new brunswick and the attorney general of saskatchewan, interveners  1 scr 295  scj no 17 file no: 18125 supreme court of canada 1984: march 6, 7 / 1985: april 24.
Case – r v big m drug mart ltd dickson: ig m was open on sunday and was selling goods, contrary to the lord’s day act the characterization of the lord’s day act. There are quietly iconoclastic decisions such as the 1985 case of big m drug mart ltd,  1 scr 295 heard by the supreme court of canada.
Big m drug mart case big m drug mart had been accused of selling merchandise on sunday, contrary to the lord's day act. R v big m drug mart ltd is a landmark decision by supreme court of canada where the court struck down the lord's day act for violating section 2 of the canadian charter of rights and freedoms this case had many firsts in constitutional law including being the first to interpret section 2.
Big m drug mart case in the canadian encyclopedia historica canada, 1985– article published february 6, 2006 . In a 6-0 decision, the supreme court found for the respondent in r v big m drug mart invoking section 54 of the constitution act, the supreme court struck the lord's day act from canadian law after the lord's day act was repealed, businesses could legally open on sundays.
Facts:big m charged with carrying on the sale of goods on sunday, contrary to the lord’s day act (federal criminal law) big m challenges the constitutionality of the act as infringing on the guarantee of freedom of religion. May 30th 1982 big m drug mart ltd was charged with sale of goods on a sunday contrary to the lord's day act the lords day act states, it is an offense to transact business on a sunday does the lord's day act infringe upon the freedom of religion guaranteed in the canadian charter of rights and. We use your linkedin profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads you can change your ad preferences anytime.
R v big m drug mart ltd lord's day act proceedings supreme court hearing held march 6th - 7th, 1984 first supreme court case involving religious freedom since the instatement of the charter of rights and freedoms heard by six supreme court justices the r v big m decisions regarding the applicability of section 1 set an important precedent.