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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 5th Edition + Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, 5e édition

Updated to reflect the most recent constitutional developments, this constitution law book offers a comprehensive review of the evolution of the Charter in the Canadian legal landscape.
Publication Language: English

Softcover | 1,520 pages

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Published: October 31, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433471400

Product description

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Thirty years after the enactment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, LexisNexis is pleased to publish the 5th edition of this landmark treatise that examines the interpretation and application of the Charter by Canadian courts in both the private and criminal law spheres, as well as its impact on the Canadian legal system. Updated to reflect the most recent constitutional developments, this constitution law book offers a comprehensive review of the evolution of the Charter in the Canadian legal landscape.

Highlights of This Book

Since its first publication, in 1982, this bilingual text has become an invaluable reference for constitutional law practitioners and students as it features:
  • Contributions from more than 30 legal scholars and experts from across the country, offering insights from a range of regional and linguistic perspectives
  • In-depth examination of the fundamental rights protected by key sections of the Charter, providing users with a resource that serves as both a solid introduction to understanding the Charter and an authority for interpreting it
  • Extensive review of the application of the Charter in a wide variety of legal practice areas, including both the private and criminal law spheres, as well as its interplay between international and domestic normativity
  • Chapters in both English and French, from contributors with common law and/or civil law backgrounds, reflecting Canada's bilingual and bijural realities, as well as its cultural diversity

New in This Edition

The publication of this edition coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Charter and offers:
  • An up-to-date analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada Charter decisions released since the 4th edition was published in 2005
  • A brand new section that examines Aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada in the context of the Charter

A Vital Resource For

This book is a comprehensive, go-to reference for anyone with an interest in constitutional law in Canada. In particular, it should have a place on the bookshelf of:
  • Government policy advisers and counsel who need to amend existing or draft new policies in accordance with recent changes in Charter interpretation and application
  • Constitutional and human rights law practitioners who require the most authoritative resource in order to provide proper advice on Charter matters
  • Litigators in both private and criminal law who need up-to-date analysis and insights on the recent Charter case law as it now pertains to a variety of fields of practice
  • Law professors and legal researchers who need to understand the interpretation and application of Charter rights as they have far-reaching impact on other areas of the law
  • Judges who must stay abreast of all developments in this area of constitutional law as they affect a broad range of legal issues
  • Law students who can rely on this in-depth review of Charter rights for a firm grasp of the fundamentals of an essential area of Canadian jurisprudence

Featured Authors

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Context and Evolution – Former Chief Justice Brian Dickson Chapter 2: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms' First 30 Years: A Good Beginning – Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin

Part I: Interpretation and Application Chapitre 3: Les fondements philosophiques et théoriques de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés – Stéphane Bernatchez
Chapter 4: Evolving Fundamental Principles and Merging Public Law Silos: The Reshaping of Canada's Constitutional Landscape – Wayne MacKay
Chapter 5: Interpretation Sections (27 & 28) of the Canadian Charter– Ayelet Shachar
Chapitre 6: «Texture ouverte», droit international et interprétation de la Charte canadienne – Stéphane Beaulac
Chapitre 7: L'application de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés par les valeurs : l'article 32 – Noura Karazivan
Chapter 8: Section 1 of the Charter after 30 Years: The Soul or the Dagger at its Heart? – Errol Mendes

Part II: Fundamental Freedoms, Democratic Rights and Mobility Rights
Chapter 9: Freedom of Conscience and Religion – Richard Moon
Chapter 10: Freedom of Expression in Canada – Kent Roach and David Schneiderman
Chapter 11: Freedom of Association – Judy Fudge
Chapitre 12: Les droits démocratiques (articles 3 à 5) – Pierre Thibault
Chapitre 13: L'article 6 de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés : La lib0erté de circulation et d'établissement – Idil Atak

Part III: Legal Rights
Chapter 14: The Other Section 7 – Margot Young
Chapter 15: Section 7 and the Criminal Law – Carissima Mathen
Chapter 16: Unreasonable Search and Seizure and Section 8 of the Charter: Cost-benefit Analysis in Constitutional Interpretation – Stephen Penney
Chapter 17: Sections 9, 10 and 11 of the Canadian Charter – Robert Currie and Steve Coughlan
Chapitre 18: Les garanties juridiques énoncées aux articles 12, 13 et 14 de la Charte – Fannie Lafontaine, Julie Desrosiers and Alexandre Stylios

Part IV: Equality, Linguistic, and Educational Rights
Chapter 19: The Equality Rights – William Black and Justice Lynn Smith
Chapitre 20: Les articles 16 à 22 de la Charte – Pierre Foucher
Chapitre 21: L'article 23 de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés – Michel Doucet

Part V: Enforcement
Chapter 22: Enforcement of the Charter – Subsections 24(1) and 52(1) – Kent Roach Chapitre 23: L'article 24(2) de la Charte canadienne – Simon Roy
Part VI: Aboriginal Rights Chapter 24: Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada – Bradford W. Morse

Chapitre 25: Charte canadienne: La trentenaire – Former Chief Justice Michel Robert
Chapter 26: Section 25 of the Charter; Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982: Aboriginal and Treaty Rights; 30 Years of Recognition and Affirmation – Justice Harry Laforme