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  • The Charter under assault

    The Charter under assault

    Jan 7, 2019

    In the weeks after the federal government and all the provinces except Quebec agreed on the terms for a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, many of the stories that were published in major media outlets were less than positive about this significant addition to the Constitution.

  • Breaking the Charter’s glass

    Jan 7, 2019

    Yes, the Charter is under attack. And politicians may be “breaking the glass” in what most would agree is not an emergency. But defenders of the Charter should keep in mind that even if the glass is broken, the words underneath are still there.

  • Ontario lawyers mount opposition to bill 5

    Ontario lawyers mount opposition to bill 5

    Sep 17, 2018

    Hundreds of Ontario lawyers and nearly 100 of the province’s most prominent legal academics are publicly calling on Attorney General Caroline Mulroney to stop the government’s push to trim the size of Toronto’s city council.