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    Elizabeth during Canadian citizenship ceremonies. The appellants, Michael McAteer, Simone Topey and Dror Bar-Natan, each had unique reasons for uniting in opposition of the section of the Canadian citizenship ceremony where an individual must verbally state: “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth…

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    Analysis Of R V Askov

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    30 years Canadian courts are struggling with the Charter’s emphasis under section 11(b) that “any person charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time”. There has been still not any clarity what is “reasonable time” despite courts has described some factors to determine it. The most important case with reference to reasonableness was R v Askov (1990), where the Supreme Court held (9-0) that accused rights have been violated under section 11 (b) of the Charter. It…

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    changes have resulted in many legal issues that violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, namely, those freedoms regarding section 2(b), the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression. This paper will discuss the background of Bill C-51, its legal issues regarding the violation of section 2(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as applying each issue to the Oakes Test to determine if there are any justifications to the Charter violations. Background Bill C-51, or the…

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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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    For instance, the Multiculturalism Policy is a policy to promote and secure diversity, recognize the rights of Aboriginal people and support bilingualism (Burnet). Trudeau once mentioned how “no single culture could define Canada” (Canadian Museum). Multiculturalism, which was not highly discernible before, is slowly starting to seep into others perceptive. The policy allows the right of all cultures to be prominent, dissipating the emotion of dislike of other cultures, proving Trudeau’s policy…

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    R V Fearon Case Study

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    1985, c. C‑46. These provisions breach the rights of prostitutes under s.7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom because they criminalize several activities that are linked to the profession. S. 210 of the Criminal Code criminalizes the concept of prostitution houses; s. 212(1) (j) makes it in offence to live on the benefits…

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    as controversial art pieces dealing with obscene subject matter are questioned and criminally tried for the purpose of determining their constitutionality under Section 2(b) of the Canadian Carter of Rights and Freedoms; the Freedom of Expression. However, this raises the question: To what extent should the Canadian…

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    Canada Women’s right has been improved enormously. After WWII due to their participation in war, women were starting to be treated more fairly than before, but not equally as men. There were many factors that oppressed women in their daily life. Since the 1950s, many individuals and groups of women’s fought to improve women equal rights and attempt to involve in social, environmental and political roles equivalent to men. In the last 60 years, Canada has taken steps to improve women’s right;…

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    law school in Montreal. As a student he was conscripted to join the Canadian army, he was against conscription and supported an anti-conscription candidate in a local election. He then was expelled as a result of political activism. Trudeau became a liberal member of Parliament (MP) in 1965, a liberal party leader, and the Prime Minister of Canada in 1968. Soon after Trudeau was elected he was faced with many challenges Canadians needed taken care of. French and English citizens were in…

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    The degree the Canadian system meets the needs of its citizens The Canadian system of governance has its flaws like all other systems but it is great. (INTRO) The Canadian system of governance meets the needs of citizens through the protection of minority rights. In the constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states “Every individual is equal before and under the law”. Meaning that that no matter “race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, age or mental or…

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