The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Legal Rights, Part 2 – Liberty and Security of Person

Out of all the sections in the Charter, few have seen as many landmark rulings as Section 7, which contains the right to life, liberty and security of person. In my previous blog, I demonstrated this by highlighting how the right to life has changed over the last 35 years- and particularly how it evolved […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Legal Rights, Part 1 – The Right to Life Itself

From this week onwards, my blog will be moving on to cover a different right within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms- the right to life, liberty and security of person found within Section 7, which reads as follows: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right […]

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 […]

#NotOnMyScreen

International Justice Mission and I are working closely on the campaign #NotOnMyScreen, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersex trafficking. You may ask yourself, “what is child cybersex trafficking?” Cybersex trafficking is a type of sex trafficking where minors and children from all over the world are exposed to countless predators. Underage boys and girls […]

Bill C-23: A bill undermined by its own provisions

Even though a year has passed since the government introduced its newest bill to implement new preclearance measures at Canadian airports, debates about the system outlined in Bill C-23 still remain heated as ever. According to CBC, the Prime Minister’s Office is still being flooded with emails from Canadians who are worried about the powers […]

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 […]