Category Archives: Constitution

Ethel Blondin-Andrew: This Deal

My friend Neil Remington Abramson has commented on reservations about minority rights in Egypt, through comparisons to aboriginal rights in Canada, referencing the failure of the Charlottetown Accord, among other aspects. The “do as we say, not as we do” … 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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Provincial National Program

My legal colleague was concerned about the perceived federal move to reinforce the fact that health care is a provincial responsibility. She thought that this was a supposed payback for the Supreme Court rejection of a national securities regulator. She … Continue reading

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Helpless Islamic State

I remain very uncomfortable with the mix of religion and politics. An example of what seems to me to be a total mix is that of an Islamic state, where criminal and civil rights and responsibilities are all determined according … Continue reading

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