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Caught Between Deference and Indifference: The Right to Housing in Canada

Author: Sarah E Hamill Abstract: This article explores two recent cases where the right to housing was mentioned and sets out their links with property. Discussions of the right to housing usually focus strictly on public law. The focus on… Continue Reading →

Colour as a Discrete Ground of Discrimination

Authors: Joshua Sealy-Harrington & Jonnette Watson Hamilton Abstract Colour, as a ground of discrimination, is usually equated with or subsumed under the ground of race. We argue that colour does and should have a discrete role in human rights and… Continue Reading →

Inaccessible Inclusion: Privacy, Disclosure and Accommodation of Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author: Nicholas Caivano Abstract Many employees living with mental health disabilities recognize the risk of being stigmatized by co-workers and supervisors and are reluctant to disclose their diagnoses. Employees who disclose their mental health conditions may face restricted opportunities, micro-management,… Continue Reading →

Universities and Freedom of Expression: When Should the Charter Apply?

Author: Linda McKay-Panos Abstract There is confusion about whether “public” activities at universities should invoke application of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter). Two recent lines of authority have reached different conclusions. The 2016 decision of the British… Continue Reading →

Acadianité et droits de la personne : autodétermination identitaire, membriété, langue et droit des minorités nationales

Auteurs: Mark C. Power et Darius Bossé Résumé Dans cet article, les auteurs argumentent que les lois en matière de droits de la personne peuvent servir, au Canada, de mécanismes complémentaires à la Charte permettant de réaliser l’égalité de statut… Continue Reading →

Saskatchewan, the Patriation of the Constitution and the Enactment of the Charter: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Author: Thomson Irvine Abstract The patriation of the Constitution and the enactment of the Charter was a watershed event in the protection of human rights in Canada. The new constitutional provisions have had a tremendous impact in many areas, such… Continue Reading →

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