Charter of Rights

Don't Make Taxpayers Responsible For Supporting All of Canada

Karen Selick | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

In 2010, Jennifer Tanudjaja chose to become an applicant in a court case that sought to establish that having to spend 52 per cent of her monthly benefits on rent violated her Charter right to life, liberty and security of the person. Ms. Tanudjaja wanted the taxpayers to do even more for her and her sons than they were already doing.

What You Should Know About Quebec's Proposed Law on Secularism

Carissima Mathen | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Carissima Mathen

Lots of ink has been spilled this week about the proposed Quebec secular values law that would prevent a large category of government workers from wearing "conspicuous" religious symbols. Like many others, I think the proposed law is deeply problematic. In reading and thinking about this issue, I've noticed some recurring questions. Below, I've gathered a few of them with my thoughts.

Oath to Queen Is a Political Question, Not a Legal One

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Three permanent residents in Canada recently challenged the requirement to swear an oath to the Queen in order to obtain citizenship, claiming that it...

Same-Sex Carolina Couple In Limbo Over Gay Marriage Reversal

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Canada Day seemed a fitting time for Pam Spaulding to say her wedding vows.She had spent two years braving the public disapproval of her rel...