Constitutional Law

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  • If you have visited Quebec, intend to visit, or you decide to move there, you should be aware of the special language laws that were passed in order to protect the usage of the French language in the ...read more »
  • Back to school time comes with many pleasures and pains. Depending on your sense of style and how you feel about school dress codes, what you have to wear to school every day is either “totally kewl” ...read more »
  • Surveillance at work seems to be a hot topic lately. Employee’s privacy rights compete with the employer’s need to make sure his or her employees do their job, come in at the right hours, and don’t ...read more »
  • Ah, prohibition. Although the Canadian Constitution Act of 1867 guaranteed free trade between the provinces, that memo seems not to have reached the provinces themselves, as restrictions are placed ...read more »
  • Magna Carta. Lawyers and judges continue to name drop it in court, but the document has been largely neutered in terms of any modern-day legal application. So why does a medieval piece of parchment ...read more »
  • In general, a state of emergency can be declared by any jurisdiction — federal, provincial, territorial or municipal — due to severe disruptions caused by violent protests, armed conflict, terrorism, ...read more »
  • Canada’s legal system is complex, featuring two official languages (English and French), two legal traditions in common law and civil law (only for Quebec), two separate systems for processing cases ...read more »
  • Publication bans and the rationale behind have been a burning topic among Canadians in recent years. Typically, bans are meant to ensure privacy, to protect victims and to preserve the right to a ...read more »
  • Canadians have a fundamental right to freedom of expression and freedom to protest, both cornerstones of a democratic nation. Yet there are limits to these rights and protesters often end up butting ...read more »
  • The Canadian flag may be a symbol of pride, unity, honour, and sacrifice, but it’s not against the law to disrespect, deface, and destroy it.read more »