Chapter 4 deals with judicial decisions regarding the “democratic rights” — for example, whether prisoners can vote, whether the Charter might force a more equitable distribution of voters between urban and rural ridings, and what constitutes fair regulation election campaigns. The chapter also considers some significant non-Charter democratic rights decisions, such as the Quebec Secession Reference.
IAN GREENE was a professor of political science at York University, where he served as Dean of Arts and Science. He has written widely about judges, judging, and the Canadian court system. His other books include Honest Politics (with David P. Shugarman) and Judges and Judging (with Peter McCormick). Ian lives in Toronto.