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Articles | Elizabeth Liu | March 2, 2007
House of Commons Votes Not to Extend Anti-Terror Provisions

Category: The Charter

On Tuesday, February 27, 2007, members of the Opposition in the House of Commons voted against the extension of controversial anti-terrorism provisions contained within the Criminal Code of Canada (“the Code”). Struck down were two measures contained within the Anti-Terrorism Act (“ATA”), which had been incorporated into

Articles | Graham Darling | March 1, 2007
SCC to determine if tax on legal services is unconstitutional

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

In British Columbia, the Social Service Tax Amendment Act (Act) places a 7% tax on legal services. The late Dugald Christie was a Vancouver lawyer who primarily represented low income persons. In 1997, the government forced Christie to pay the legal services

Articles | Elizabeth Liu | March 1, 2007
Court says Constitutional Principles Applied Properly in Extradition of Man to India

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

In March 2007, The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that Malkiat Singh should be extradited to his home country of India for crimes committed in the 1970s. Mr. Singh was convicted of […]

Articles | Graham Darling | March 1, 2007
Quebec Logging faces Aboriginal Protest

Category: Aboriginal Rights

Approximately 50 aboriginal people blockaded a Quebec highway to protest the province’s forest management practices and the poor condition of aboriginal off-reserve housing across Canada. Chief Guillaume Carle of the […]

Articles | March 1, 2007
Freedom of Expression and the East Coast Seal Hunt

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

The East Coast seal hunt is expected to begin in early March. Journalists and animal rights activists gather from around the world to observe and protest the hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has […]

Articles | Elizabeth Liu | February 1, 2007
Seizure of 3 Sextuplets for Blood Transfusion Rekindles Charter Debate

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

This seizure of 3 sextuplets by the British Columbia government to perform lifesaving blood transfusions has reignited a debate regarding section 2(a) and section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The sextuplets were […]

Articles | Elizabeth Liu | February 1, 2007
Federal Court Releases Terror Suspect Mahjoub

Category: The Charter, Legal Rights (Sections 7-14)

The trial division of the Federal Court ruled on February 15, 2007 that Egyptian national and terror suspect Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub was to be released from detention. Mr. Mahjoub had been held without […]

Articles | Graham Darling | February 1, 2007
Little Sisters Refused Advance Costs to Battle Canada Customs

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2), Equality Rights (Section 15)

For the past 12 years, Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium (Little Sisters) has been in a legal battle with Canada Customs (Customs) over their right to import material for the gay and lesbian […]

Articles | Graham Darling | February 1, 2007
Quebec town adopts controversial social code of conduct for newcomers

Category: The Charter

The village of Hérouxville, Quebec, caused much discussion after it issued a statement of “standards” aimed at the town’s new and prospective immigrants. The resolution (passed by municipal council) outlines what […]

Review of Constitutional Studies | January 1, 2007
Volume 13.1 (2007)

Publication: Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionnelles
Category: Review

Double-Consciousness in Constitutional Adjudication; The Charter in the Administrative Process; Kyoto, The Constitution, and Carbon Trading; Gay Law and Politics; Barak’s Judicial Philosophy

Review of Constitutional Studies | January 1, 2007
Volume 12.2 (2007)

Publication: Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d’études constitutionnelles
Category: Review

The Natural Resources Transfer Agreement at 75

Constitutional Forum | January 1, 2007
Volume 16.3 (2007)

Publication: Constitutional Forum
Category: Forum

In this issue: Conditions Under Which Québec Prefers a Strong Federal Government, or Why Decentralization is not Necessarily a Good Thing for Québec; A Democratic Defence of the Court Challenges Program; A Level Playing Field for Classical Liberalism: the Abolition of the Court Challenges Program Empowers a Diversity of Perspectives on Freedom and Equality; Droits scolaires collectifs en concurrence ou en complémentarité: Langue et religion dans le droit constitutionnel de gestion des ecoles de langue française au Canada; La gestion de la diversité religieuse en milieu scolaire: le modèle << Made in Alberta >>

Constitutional Forum | January 1, 2007
Volume 16.2 (2007)

Publication: Constitutional Forum
Category: Forum

In this issue: The Constitution Act, 1982: the Foreseen and Unforseen; L’exil intérieur des Québécois dans le Canada de la Charte;
Charter Checks and Parliamentary Balances; Sometimes Constitutions are Made in the Streets: the Future of the Charter’s Notwithstanding Clause; The Unlikely Union of Same-Sex Marriage, Polygamy and the Charter in Court

Articles | Graham Darling | January 1, 2007
Municipalities Asked to Stop Praying

Category: The Charter, Fundamental Freedoms (Section 2)

Municipal councils have different approaches regarding the customs and conduct of their meetings. Specifically, while some open meetings with the Lord’s Prayer, others say a non-denominational prayer, have a moment of silent […]

Articles | Graham Darling | January 1, 2007
Members of BC’s Tsartlip Band Permitted to Hunt at Night

Category: Aboriginal Rights

Two members of the Tsartlip Indian Band of the Saanich Nation were charged under the British Columbia Wildlife Act (Act) after shooting at a decoy deer set up by conservation officers. The […]

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