Category Constitutional Law

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 →

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 →

The Limits of Constitution (Re)-making in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Towards the ‘Perfect Nation’

Author: Arif Bulkan Abstract Commonwealth Caribbean constitutions were famously likened by Francis Alexis to “birth certificates” – striking imagery that conveyed the paradigmatic shift occasioned at independence where written constitutions with entrenched Bills of Rights supposedly heralded the decline of… Continue Reading →

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