Some Reflections on Re BC Motor Vehicle Act
18 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2016
This article discusses the reasons for judgment of justice Antonio Lamer (as he then was) in Re BC Motor Vehicle Act,  2 SCR 486, which, to the surprise of many, mandated a substantive component -- not just a procedural one -- to the meaning of Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The article also examines the methodology Justice Lamer provided to define "justice." Finally, the article also contains a brief discussion of some notable cases that subsequently shaped the concept of justice and concludes with a short section on what the future direction may be in the process of elaborating the meaning of justice.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation