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    compromise of conflicting rights which need to be achieved through a constitutional justification. The Court's decision makes the important declaration that safety and other concerns must be clearly established before an infringement of freedom of religion is justified. Similarly the Multani decision also provides insight to the proper relationship between administrative decisions and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms in Canada. Given the Charter the charter has existed for over…

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    Canada, everyone is privileged to have rights, however what happens when those rights are violated. In the case of a 14-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, who refuses to have a blood transfusion, her rights are violated when her doctor forces her to have the transfusion, against her wishes. By doing so it breaches her right to equality, her fundamental freedom and her legal rights. The doctors infringed her rights to equality by forcing her to have the transfusion. Her rights are restricted due to her…

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    Canadians live their life with utmost freedom. Many do not know or realize the source that is providing them with the freedom they enjoy and take for granted. The Canadian Constitution sets out the basic principles of the democratic government in Canada, and protects citizens. Within the constitution is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter is what sets out these rights and freedoms in the free democratic society. The Canadian Constitution is an appropriate blueprint for the structure…

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    Charter Of Rights

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    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, created by late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1982, has strongly benefited Canada in a number of favourable ways. Prior to this Charter, Canada had a Bill of Rights. This Bill was inadequate since it did not apply to any of the provinces and it did little for the Federal Government on a constitutional bases. Due to the inadequacies of this Bill, it was confirmed that more effective constitutional framework needed to be adopted. As a result, the…

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    Rights And Freedoms

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    Introduction In Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is considered to be one of the fundamentals of this nation. In the text below, I will argue that the Charter has indeed strengthened democracy in this nation by illustrating five points. I fully agree with Larry Diamond, a political scientist, on his point of view of democratic system. He believes that it should include active participation of all citizens by making a law that protects and applies to the population equally. What is…

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    The Due Process Model

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    Introduction Within the Canadian criminal justice system, the concept of due process maintains fairness and equality for everyone involved. All accused parties are given the ability to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, therefore, the onus is placed upon the prosecution to prove that the defendant is indeed guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Since the introduction of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of the Constitution Act, 1982, the rights for the accused have increased…

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    There are many extraordinary Canadians that made Canada the great country it is today. As the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau was one of those people. Pierre Trudeau’s beliefs in a strong, united Canada, his contributions in creating a culturally diverse society, created his legacy of creating a new sense of Canadian nationalism, which is what makes him the greatest Canadian. Pierre Trudeau always believed in a Canada that is strong and united, and this was a tricky thing to do,…

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    I can’t speak for other people, however since I am considering employment as a police officer, I would like to ensure a few things. Firstly, In terms of the Charter or Rights and Freedoms, It is nice to know that a) everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. To me, this can come into play when addressing things such as quality of life. Such as knowing…

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    Part B: Article Selected: "The Truth about Canadian Judicial Activism" To begin the article, Anand states that the topic of judicial activism over the years has generated great debate. In recent years, many have denied that there is such a thing called judicial activism, for example retired Supreme Court Justice John Minister John Mayor once said: “there is no such thing as judicial activism in Canada”. As a result, many feel that the debate has allowed excessive judicial defense, resulting…

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    Polygamy In Canada

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    In today’s society, Canadian laws are very complex and aging. Our society is fast paced and ever changing, and our laws should be too. Canadian laws should meet the needs and the demands of its citizens. If the misuse of over the counter(OTC) medications are increasingly on the rise, then why is it still legal for them to be out in the open within homes? While on the other hand, consensual marriage between multiple parities; Polygamy, is illegal in Canada. Drugs are a major reoccurring issue…

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