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The Fundamental Freedoms

From: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms


Chapter 3 focuses on the section of the Charter that encompasses the “fundamental freedoms”: freedom of religion, expression, assembly, and association. The Supreme Court’s decisions regarding Sunday-closing legislation, the wearing of religious symbols, and the right to strike are discussed, along with decisions on French-only signs laws in Quebec, hatespeech cases, and pornography decisions.



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.