Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2005-2006 Term

Supreme Court Law Review 35 (2006)

63 Pages Posted: 14 May 2013 Last revised: 27 Jun 2013

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Carissima Mathen

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The 2005-2006 term produced several important decisions in Constitutional Law. This article reviews five cases, including the Court’s opinion in the federal-provincial battle over maternity and parental leave benefits (Reference Re Employment Insurance Act); the challenge to the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act (B.C.) (Imperial Tobacco); and a division of powers dispute over the federal Trade-marks Act (Kirkbi v. Ritvik). Two Charter cases round out the chapter: an examination of the freedom of expression issues inherent in a municipal noise bylaw (City of Montreal); and a freedom of religion dispute over a Sikh student’s request to be accommodated in wearing a kirpan (Multani).

Keywords: Canada, Charter of Rights, Constitutional Law, Supreme Court of Canada

Suggested Citation

Mathen, Carissima, Developments in Constitutional Law: The 2005-2006 Term (2005). Supreme Court Law Review 35 (2006), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2259382

Carissima Mathen (Contact Author)

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