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Blog | Marie-Claude Prémont and Marie-Eve Couture-Ménard* | October 22, 2020
Le concept juridique de l’urgence sanitaire: une protection contre les virus biologiques et…politiques

Category: Pandemic

Constitutional Forum | October 4, 2020
Volume 29.3 (2020)

Publication: Constitutional Forum
Category: Forum

In this issue: The Toronto Municipal Election: Judicial Failure to Protect the Structure of the Canadian Constitution; Do Consumers Really Benefit from the Federal Paramountcy Doctrine? A Critique of Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions v Telus Communications Inc.; Constitutionalism and the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Reference

Articles | Teresa Holmes, Student Researcher | October 4, 2020
Using the Charter to Repair the Damage of Unconstitutional Government Action

Category: The Charter, Constitutional Issues

How does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms empower courts to repair the damage of unconstitutional government action? In a recent decision, Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v British […]

Articles | Teresa Holmes, Student Researcher | September 2, 2020
Pouvez-vous dire violation de la Charte? Minority Language Education Rights in Canada

Category: The Charter, Minority Language Education Rights (Section 23)

How does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms regulate provincial governments’ funding decisions with respect to minority language schools? In a recent decision, Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. […]

Articles | Case Littlewood, Student Researcher | August 13, 2020
A Return to Balance or Empowering the Powerful? Alberta’s Bill 32

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2), Constitutional Issues

Creating a balance of workplace power between employers and employees is difficult. The Government of Alberta is currently addressing what it perceives to be a balance too favourable for employees […]

Articles | Case Littlewood, Student Researcher | August 10, 2020
Charter Rights on Campus? It Depends Where You Live

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects several foundational rights, but only from violations by the Canadian government, not by private individuals or bodies.[1] As a result, it is […]

Articles | Spencer Millis, Student Researcher | August 10, 2020
British Columbia’s Guardian Angels… Straight from Hell? BC’s Civil Forfeiture Act Case

Category: Federalism, Constitutional Issues

Recently, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that certain provisions of BC’s Civil Forfeiture Act,[1] which allows the BC government to seize property allegedly “tainted” by crime, were an […]

Articles | Case Littlewood, Student Researcher | August 6, 2020
A Fair Deal for Alberta: Are Changes to the Equalization Program Coming?

Category: Federalism, Constitutional Issues

On 17 June 2020, the Government of Alberta released the Fair Deal Panel’s report.[1] The Fair Deal Panel, created by Premier Jason Kenney, interviewed and curated responses from Albertans on […]

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Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting Decisions

Category: Democratic Governance

Courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada have multiple judges deciding together on the same case. Sometimes there can be more than one decision included in the case. […]

Articles | Teresa Holmes, Student Researcher | July 27, 2020
They’ve Got No Strings: Separation of Powers, Judicial Independence, and the Rule of Law in the Meng Wanzhou Case

Category: Democratic Governance, Constitutional Issues

The official stance of the Chinese Embassy in Canada is that the “Meng Wanzhou case is by no means an ordinary judicial case, but a serious political incident.”[1] In 2018, […]

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