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The boy who won’t be king: uOttawa law grad challenging succession rules

OTTAWA — A recent University of Ottawa law school graduate, even if somehow in line for the British throne, will never be king on account of his Catholic religion, and he’s not happy about it. Bryan Teskey, 25, brought an … Continue reading

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MacFarlane: How the Supreme Court and Tom Mulcair made something out of not much

Late Friday the Supreme Court released a statement regarding its internal investigation into allegations—published in a recent book by scholar Frédéric Bastien—that two of its justices made inappropriate disclosures about the Court’s deliberations regarding the 1981 patriation reference case. Drawing on documents obtained … Continue reading

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Plan to celebrate Charter’s 30th birthday nixed by Tories and James Moore

OTTAWA — Bureaucrats planned an elaborate party to celebrate the birthday of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms but the Conservative government refused to RSVP, newly released documents suggest. Instead, the idea of a ceremony to commemorate the charter’s 30th … Continue reading

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Charter architects unanimous about its future

They were three architects of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and while they may hold contrasting views on its impact so far on Canadian law, all agree on what’s likely to come in the future. The trio – former … Continue reading

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Jonathan Kay: Thirty years later, enough with the Charter-worship (4)

“No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised [unlawfully dispossessed] of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, … Continue reading

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Chretien disappointed charter anniversary went largely unnoticed — again

Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien is expressing surprise that next week’s 30th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the 1982 patriation of the Canadian Constitution seems to have largely escaped the official attention of an otherwise … Continue reading

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Fantino under fire for saying charter has helped criminals

OTTAWA – The Liberals are blasting a newly elected Conservative MP and potential Harper cabinet minister for saying the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been a friend of criminals. Liberal MP Justin Trudeau is criticizing Julian Fantino over comments … Continue reading

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Moore: How the Charter undermined Canadian democracy

Down the homestretch in the campaign for the Nov. 29 byelection in the federal riding of Vaughan, the Liberal Party trotted out father of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms Pierre Trudeau’s son to attack Conservative candidate Julian Fantino. Montreal … Continue reading

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