Office of the Attorney General

Province reviewing decision by Court of Appeal (09/05/22)

NB 720

May 22, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The following statement was issued today by Attorney General T.J. Burke:

On Thursday, May 21, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the Henry Morgentaler case.

The decision centred on a preliminary issue, namely the issue of standing, and not the merits of the case.

Given that the case is still before the court, I will not make any further comment. My officials

and I have received the decision, and we are reviewing it.


MEDIA CONTACT: Elaine Bell, communications, Office of the Attorney General, 506-453-6543.