The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 4 – A Misunderstood Section

Over the past weeks, I have outlined how the mobility rights within Section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are heavily restricted, thanks to the limitations imposed by Section 1 and the limitations written into the rights themselves. In today’s blog, I will be taking an in-depth look into the most debated […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 3 – The Question of Extradition

In last week’s blog, I discussed how the mobility rights within Section 6 contain restrictions in their text! However, these are far from the only restrictions upon the mobility rights. Frequent readers of this series may recall how Section 1, or the reasonable limits clause, actually imposes limits on any right in the Charter to […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 2 – The Self-limiting right

In my last blog, I outlined how the mobility rights from section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms allow Canadians to both move and pursue opportunities anywhere they like- regardless of where they came from or where they are going. However, these rights have their limitations. In fact, Section 6 is particularly […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 1 – Introduction

From this week onwards, my blog will be moving on to cover a different right from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: the mobility rights within Section 6! The basic purpose of the mobility rights is simple- they allow Canadians to go wherever they wish without government interference. However, since the Charter’s signing in […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Democratic Rights, Part 3 – Voting Rights in the Modern Day

Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of the members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein. In my previous blog, I outlined how the democratic rights from Sections 3 to 5 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Democratic Rights, Part 2 The Evolving Charter

In my last entry for this series, I demonstrated how the democratic rights outlined in sections 3-5 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were designed to prevent the return of laws from Canadian history that either disenfranchised specific groups or interfered with the fairness of elections. However, by the time the Charter was […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Democratic Rights, Part 1 Introduction

Starting this week, this blog series will be moving on to a new set of rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The democratic rights under Sections 3 to 5! This week, I will provide a general overview of these democratic rights, which will act as context for the next entries in the […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Fundamental Freedoms, Part 5 Major Court Cases

Frequent readers of this series might notice a common theme among the entries I have posted so far. In each section, I outlined how the fundamental freedoms in Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms go beyond their literal meaning. In particular, parts 2 and 3 of this series showed how the […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Fundamental Freedoms, Part 4 The Charter in our daily lives

In my last blog entries, I have mainly focused on how the fundamental freedoms in Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms have changed Canada on a societal level. This is because of the Charter’s nature. The Charter can only compel action from governments in Canada. It cannot affect the actions of […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Fundamental Freedoms, Part 3 Reasonable Limitations

Over the last two weeks, this blog has provided an in-depth look into how the fundamental freedoms in Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms allow Canadians to express themselves, follow any religion and assemble as they wish. However, these rights are not limitless. All Charter rights are subject to Section 1, […]