When a Social Charter Isn't

Canadian Forum 8-10, 1992

3 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2013

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Martha Jackman

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: April 1992


When the Beaudoin-Dobbie Committee proposed adding a social covenant to the Constitution it should have been a major victory for the idea of a social charter. A constitutional expert looks at the proposal and warns social activists that this may be another "sacred trust".

Keywords: Canadian, Canada, law, legal, Charter, rights, freedoms, social, economic, poverty, constitution, health, services, benefits, education, workers, environment, justiciable, social charter, Beaudoin-Dobbie

Suggested Citation

Jackman, Martha, When a Social Charter Isn't (April 1992). Canadian Forum 8-10, 1992, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2308884 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2308884

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