charter of rights and freedoms

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Sep 12, 2018
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Photo: Marc Lostracci/Wikimedia Commons

The era of notwithstanding clause restraint is over

David J. Climenhaga
It's tempting to see this as a small matter concerning only ambitious politicians in Toronto. But to paraphrase the old saw about the lost $5 bill, it's not the lousy five bucks, it's the principle.
News
Oct 20, 2017
A woman wearing a niqab on Rue Ontario in Montreal in 2012. Photo: Claude Robillard/Flickr

Quebec's face-covering ban encourages bigotry

Karl Nerenberg
Some political leaders have condemned Quebec’s Law 62 as a violation of human rights; others not. Justin Trudeau has been circumspect, while Jagmeet Singh and the Ontario legislature have gone further
Blog
Jan 19, 2016

Environmental rights are human rights

David Suzuki
Environmental rights are also about social justice. Many environmental problems are tied to societal inequities as people at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale are disproportionately affected.
Blog
Jun 15, 2015

Vancouver stands in resistance to Bill C-51

Krystalline Kraus
It's been frustrating to continually read -- both from mainstream and alternative news sources -- that direct action (as a movement and as a tactic) will die when Bill C-51 officially becomes law.

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