Canadian Journal of Human Rights

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Equality Law

The Universality of the Human Condition: Theorizing Transportation Inequality Claims by Persons with Disabilities in Canada, 1976 – 2016

Author: Laverne Jacobs Abstract Transportation is the lifeline that connects persons with disabilities with the community, and facilitates greater opportunities for work, social inclusion and overall independence. Adequate accessible transportation has long been a concern of persons with disabilities, yet… 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 →

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 →

Under the Influence: Discrimination Under Human Rights Legislation and Section 15 of the Charter

Author: Jennifer Koshan Abstract In this paper, I review the approaches to discrimination under human rights legislation and the Charter, considering the Supreme Court of Canada’s historical approaches through to its most recent decisions in Moore v British Columbia and… Continue Reading →

Conceptual Challenges in the Application of Discrimination Law in the Workplace

Author: Stan Lanyon Abstract The 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision in BC v BCGEU introduced a “unified approach” to the law of discrimination, rebutting the “conventional approach” represented by a trilogy of earlier religious discrimination cases. Since 1999 the… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy as a “Personal Circumstance”? Miceli-Riggins and Canadian Equality Jurisprudence

Author: Mel Cousins Abstract This article examines the recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Miceli-Riggins v Canada (Attorney General) as an example of the approach which Canadian courts are taking to the interpretation of section 15 of… Continue Reading →

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