The Liberal Party of Canada’s 2015 election platform, Real Change – A New Plan for a Strong Middle Class, is an extensive document. In one particular section, Giving Canadians a Voice in Ottawa (pages 29-31), the Liberal Party of Canada makes 10 commitments to strengthening the voice of Canadians in our political institutions. These recommendation… Read More Crack that whip – why Real Change is just more of the same for the Liberal caucus
Now that the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has ruled on the request by the Trudeau government to seek a 6-month extension to comply with Carter v. Canada (Carter II), and the Trudeau government has accepted the court order without reservation, what does the ruling say about the SCC and the Trudeau government, as… Read More Brother, can you spare 6-months? Is this what Charter ‘dialogue theory’ has become?
In Carter v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) declared the provisions of the Criminal Code that restricted physician-assisted suicide unconstitutional as a violation of life, liberty and security of the person protected under section 7 of the Charter of Rights. As a remedy for this unconstitutional violation, the SCC suspended the force of… Read More Carter v. Canada and why the Constitution – and Parliament – would benefit from the occasional use of section 33, the Charter’s override provision