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ISBN: 9781459406612-02

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The Charter

From: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms


In chapter 2, the events leading to the creation of the Charter are summarized, and the links between the Charter and other human rights legislation (such as the Bill of Rights) are pointed out. Chapter 2 also summarizes the hopes of the Charter’s supporters, and the fears of its opponents.



Ian Greene

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.