Why the Right-Freedom Distinction Matters To Labour Lawyers – And to All Canadians

35 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2012

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Brian A. Langille

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: February 17, 2012

Abstract

This lecture is about very basic legal ideas such as rights, freedoms, and the distinction between them. It makes the argument that clear thinking about these basic ideas is required and that when these ideas are neglected we have a recipe for real legal confusion. More than that, a failure to attend to these basic concepts and their relationship can produce, as it has in recent Supreme Court of Canada Charter cases on 'Freedom of Association', a real threat to the fundamental freedoms of all Canadians.

Suggested Citation

Langille, Brian A., Why the Right-Freedom Distinction Matters To Labour Lawyers – And to All Canadians (February 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2006987 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2006987

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