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1985

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Fairness After The Charter: A Rose By Any Other Name?, A. Wayne Mackay Jan 1985

Fairness After The Charter: A Rose By Any Other Name?, A. Wayne Mackay

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On at least a short term basis the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has made a significant dent in the Canadian legal landscape. Not only has it produced a veritable cottage industry for practising lawyers and legal academics - it has raised some of the most fundamental questions about which institutions should shape public policy in Canada. The courts have a bold new mandate to measure the acts of the legislative and executive branches of the government against the new standards of the Charter. When these agencies are found wanting, they are to be checked and their illegal actions invalidated. …