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Articles | Russell Green, Student Researcher | March 30, 2020
Travel Restrictions in a Pandemic: What are your Charter Rights?

Category: Mobility Rights (Section 6), Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has modern Canada facing unprecedented challenges. The severity of the crisis has led governments to restrict personal liberties in ways that were unthinkable only a few weeks […]

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Mobility Rights

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

At their most basic, mobility rights allow individuals to move from place to place, largely free from government intervention. In a country as large and diverse as Canada, the ability to live and work in a location of your choosing,

Articles | Brent Thompson | June 11, 2011
The “Khadr Resolution” & the Conservative Party convention, 2011

Category: The Charter, Democratic Rights (Sections 3-5), Mobility Rights (Section 6), Legal Rights (Sections 7-14), Minority Language Education Rights (Section 23)

During the lead-up to the 2011 Conservative Party convention in Ottawa, media attention turned to a proposal termed by some as the “Khadr Resolution”.[1] The resolution was inspired by the case of Omar Khadr, a young Canadian citizen who fought alongside

Articles | Jim Young | August 25, 2009
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Terrorist’s Charter Appeal of Denied Passport

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

On August 20, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear an appeal from a convicted terrorist living in Canada who had applied for a Canadian passport. Earlier this year, in Canada (Attorney General) v. Kamel,[1] the Federal Court of

Articles | Jim Young & Ken Dickerson | June 19, 2009
Abdelrazik Set to Return to Canada, as Government Retreats from Confrontation

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

Author: Jim Young and Ken Dickerson[1] A Canadian citizen who has spent more than a year living in a Canadian embassy, unable to return to Canada amid suspicions of terrorist sympathies, is about to return to Montreal. The Government of Canada

Articles | Jim Young | June 8, 2009
Court Orders Canadian Government to Bring Abdelrazik Home

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

On June 4, 2009, Federal Court Justice Russell Zinn ordered the government to take immediate action to repatriate Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian citizen who has been stranded in Sudan since 2004. Abdelrazik had charged the government with “procrastination, evasiveness, obfuscation and general

Articles | Jim Young | May 12, 2009
“Kafkaesque” Adelrazik Saga Raises Mobility Rights Question

Category: The Charter, Mobility Rights (Section 6)

Does the Government of Canada have a constitutional obligation to make good faith efforts to repatriate citizens stranded abroad? Section 6(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms reads, “Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave

Articles | Martha Peden | March 3, 2007
Government’s Use of Surveillance Cameras

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2), Mobility Rights (Section 6), Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

“Always under surveillance. You can’t go far in Toronto without being seen on camera”[1] Toronto police have installed surveillance cameras in areas of the city to deter and fight crime as part of a $2 million pilot project. There has

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