Category Archives: Charter of Rights

Not the people

Thought that, in a democracy, the people are always right. Appears that this view is not entirely shared. Some arguing that Plato and Aristotle, such great thinkers, did not favour democracy. The people needing someone to further what is best … Continue reading

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Facilitation

In relation to some recent news stories, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): Why are the anti-religious facilitated, while the religious are ridiculed? The Charter guarantees religious freedom, presumably, but a Danish company refuses to hire someone … Continue reading

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Charter Rights to Charter Values

From Tao v. Canada (Canada Border Services Agency), 2014 CART 6, based on Tao v. Canada (Canada Border Services Agency), 2013 CART 16, in response to Canada (Border Services Agency) v. Tao, 2014 FCA 52: Charter Values [27] The Tribunal … Continue reading

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Rights, Values

So the conference gets cancelled, for unspecified “security reasons”. Two weeks earlier, a request to bar certain speakers from entering Canada. Basis of request: Agnes Maltais says the speakers are “preachers who circulate values that run totally against the principles … Continue reading

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Constitutional Acceptance

Today, April 17, 2012, is the thirtieth anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and, in particular, of the establishment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada. Later that year, every lawyer in Canada received a copy of … Continue reading

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