Canada's Charter: Rights Protection in the Cultural Mosaic
15 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2008
Date Written: January 1, 1996
In this Essay I describe the origin and design of the Charter's distinctive mode of rights protection. I then outline the Charter's impact in the courts and in the arena of constitutional politics since 1982. My account demonstrates the difficulty of sustaining constitutional change once one unleashes the constitutional tiger; it also reveals the surprising fragility of modem norms of pluralistic federalism, democracy, equality and the rule of law.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Weinrib, Lorraine, Canada's Charter: Rights Protection in the Cultural Mosaic (January 1, 1996). Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (JICL), Vol. 4, No. 1, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1151939
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