Introduction: Advancing Social Rights in Canada

Advancing Social Rights in Canada, eds Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014: pp 1-31

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Bruce Porter

Social Rights Advocacy Centre

Martha Jackman

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This chapter introduces the book Advancing Social Rights in Canada. Canada's international commitments and self-image as a country that respects human rights are at odds with the reality of socio-economic inequality and exclusion many Canadians experience. This book sketches a blueprint for reconceiving and retrieving social rights in diverse spheres of human rights practice in Canada, both political and legal.

Keywords: Social rights, Canada, inequality, exclusion, international, commitments, human rights, political, legal

Suggested Citation

Porter, Bruce and Jackman, Martha, Introduction: Advancing Social Rights in Canada (2014). Advancing Social Rights in Canada, eds Martha Jackman & Bruce Porter, Toronto: Irwin Law, 2014: pp 1-31. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2696226

Bruce Porter

Social Rights Advocacy Centre ( email )

Canada

Martha Jackman (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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