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Interpreting the Charter of Rights & Freedoms
September 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+7FREE
Professor Joanna Harrington
Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Enterprise Square | 10230 Jasper Avenue
Bills of rights, by their nature, contain abstract statements of guarantee that inevitably require interpretation when applied to specific facts and policies. Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms is no different in this respect. Join Professor Joanna Harrington as she explains the techniques of interpretation developed by the courts to determine the content of the Charter’s guarantees. She will also tackle the question of how much use should be made of foreign law when interpreting a national statement of Canada’s most enduring values.
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