Majority Politics and Minority Rights: Exploring the Parliament-Judiciary Tension

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Author: Jane Swann

This paper was the winner of the 2003 Alf Hales research award, handed out each year to the best paper on the parliamentary system written by a Parliamentary Intern. It explores the tensions between the legislative and judicial branches that have developed since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect with the passing of the Constitution Act in 1982.

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