Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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    many laws, such as: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Youth Justice Criminal Act, and Immigration Policies. All these laws reinforce Canadian society with positive and negative effects. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms was created in 1982, with this Canadian citizens can challenge court laws when something seems unconstitutional. Therefore the Charter of Rights and Freedoms effectively protects Canadians. Equality is a right in the Charter that protects all Canadians from being…

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    The Niqab Debate

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    Summary: In the article, The niqab debate, let's not forget, is about individual rights written by Neil Macdonald, from CBC news, discusses the federal court ruling which knocked down the conservative ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies. Zuera Ishaq, a Pakistani-born women challenged the courts, and the prohibition. Justice Keith M. Boswell ruled that wearing a niqab does not interfere in any way while taking the oath, and the Minister of Immigration does not have the authority to forbid…

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    Trudeau's Policy Analysis

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    still be seen in the extension of policy orientation into legal mandates found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (CCRF). During this time, the rights of aboriginals and other racial minorities defined a new era of “respect” for multiculturalism, which was added as section 27 of the CCRF. Under this new federally altered section of CCRF, it is important o understand the “right” of multicultural freedoms was not mandated, but that the spirit of the new amendment would bring greater…

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    Singh V. Canada Case Study

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    In Singh v. Canada, Minister of Employment and Immigration, 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada gave everyone who is physically present on Canadian soil the same Charter rights and protections as Canadian citizen. After this decision, it brought on many changes in the refugee system causing many problems to arise in our society. This decision was incorrect, as it endangers our citizens, encourages and benefits illegals, it costs out government millions of unnecessary dollars, and takes away from…

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    unbiased body ensuring that the laws of the land uphold the rights and freedoms of the Charter. Though the Supreme Court acts as a system of checks and balances on the executive power of Canada, at what point does the system of the court give the judiciary too great a level of power? When acknowledging the constitutions and legislature in which the Supreme Court justices gain and hold their power, s. 1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the lack of equal representation in the…

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    Stephen Harper’s tenure as Prime Minister was the adversarial relationship between Parliament and the courts. His government was “openly hostile towards the judicial branch” and often failed to take its Charter duties seriously. Harper’s lack of deference for the right and freedoms entrenched in the Charter led to several of his government’s laws being struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada. Conversely, the appeal of Frank v. Canada was a victory for the Conservative government – although…

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    and French as the official languages of Canada, and ended the conflict between English and French Canadians. Before in 1968, Trudeau described bilingualism as the most important issue in French and English relations since the conscription crisis (Bélanger, 22 Nov 2014). It was an Act Respecting the Status of Official Languages in Canada (Bélanger, 22 Nov 2014). A greater role given to French Canadians and their language in the federal government, Trudeau hoped to change Québec nationalism and…

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    Freedom of speech is an issue that transcends time. In a recent and controversial case, Maclean’s magazine was accused of publishing hateful and Islamophobic content that, (from the complainant’s point of view) allowed for no opportunity to be countered. There are parallels between John Stuart Mill’s work On liberty and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms enacted by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on what boundaries to place on such a precious liberty. Both generally conclude that a…

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    to combat the rising gas prices and renewed oil crisis, the Liberal government created the National Energy Program or NEP in 1980. This program was aimed towards protecting Canadians against the rising oil prices, making Canada able to produce its own oil and reducing Canada’s consumption of oil. Funding was provided to Canadian petroleum companies in order for them to be able to drill for oil in sites that looked promising. These sites included off the coast of Newfoundland and the Arctic.…

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    Freedom of speech is the right to express one’s opinion without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty. With respect to this, the government’s power to interfere with its citizen’s speech, should have numerous limitations and restrictions to prevent tyranny of those in power (Mill, 6). Therefore, the Canadian government should not be involved in this complaint against Maclean 's magazine. The Canadian government should not intervene in this situation because the harm caused by the action of…

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