Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Charter of Rights and Freedoms

(Canada) see BILL OF RIGHTS.
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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a bill of rights--a statement of rights and freedoms that was added to the Constitution in 1982.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982).
In its initial judgments under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Supreme Court of Canada respected the postwar structure of rights protection embedded in its first provision and began to work out the requisite rules of interpretation, legal presumptions, and conceptions of institutional roles.
46) This constitutional landscape would change dramatically with the patriation of the Constitution and the promulgation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the Alberta legislature violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms when it failed to include "sexual orientation" in the categories protected by the province's anti-discrimination statute.
Its aim is to provide the Canadian judiciary with information on foreign experience when it is called upon to apply and interpret the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which came into force in 1982, together with the Constitution Act.
Seven Canadian academics and journalists contribute seven diverse essays exploring the conflict between equality rights, as embedded in the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and multiculturalism as policy and practice.
Moreover, the Canadian judiciary, through its "reading into" the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms rights unforeseen by its drafters, has advanced the recreational concept of sex.
Her appeal went to the Supreme Court after the Federal Court of Appeal rejected her contention that the rule violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it makes it harder for women who are child caregivers to accumulate the hours they need to qualify for EI.
How might the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ("Charter") apply to the Occupy Movement?
In the preface to his new book, Against Judicial Activism, published this spring by McGill-Queen's University Press, Leishman forthrightly confesses that in 1981, "I was one of the more enthusiastic supporters of the proposed Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
THOMAS -- Parents' rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were not violated and the actions of child welfare workers were lawful says Ontario Superior Court Justice Eleanor Schnall in the highly publicized case between Family and Children's Services of St.
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