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Charter conflicts : what is Parliament's role?

Author: Janet Hiebert
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is twenty years old, little is known about how it affects those who wield power, what influence it has on legislative decision, or to what extent the government believes it should be constrained by Charter concerns. For most laws Parliament has the final word on how social policy is balanced against protected rights. Thus the extent to which legislation is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Hiebert
ISBN: 0773523995 9780773523999 0773524088 9780773524088
OCLC Number: 48670967
Description: xviii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Political scrutiny of Charter conflicts --
The legitimacy debate --
A relational approach to Charter judgments --
Tobacco advertising --
sexual assault trials --
Regulating the collection and uses of DNA --
The rules and exemptions for search warrants --
Equality claims of Lesbians and Gay Men --
Assessing the Charter's influence.
Responsibility: Janet L. Hiebert.

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The first comprehensive examination of how the Charter influences political choices on social policy.  Read more...

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