Tag Archives: charter

Justice Minister Confident in Constitutionality of Proposed Reforms

Despite allegations by veteran Justice Department lawyer Edgar Schmidt that the Criminal Justice Department’s vetting standards are inadequate, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson asserts there is “no question” that the series of criminal justice reforms introduced by his government will stand…

SCC Upholds Anti-Hate Provisions in Saskatchewan Human Rights Law

On February 27th, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the main anti-hate provisions in Saskatchewan’s human rights law, ruling that the anti-gay speech in flyers distributed by Christian activist William Whatcott is not protected by the Charter. In the process,…

Supremacy of God and the Canadian Charter

  Did you know that the “supremacy of God” is Canada’s founding principle? Read the Canadian constitution, if you don’t believe me. This is the preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that…

The legality of G20 police cordons in Toronto

Toronto is a changed city this weekend. Various police forces have cordoned off a big part of downtown searching and checking IDs of those wishing to enter. We in Canada are not used to ID checks and car searches on…