Reflections on the Canadian Bill of Rights

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  • Peter Brett

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/alr1917

Abstract

The proposal of an entrenched Bill of Rights in Canada has been the subject of a great deal of interest. In this article Professor Brett concludes that the present Bill of Rights has been ineffectual. He further disagrees with the concept of entrenchment because it could not catalogue all rights nor ensure that encroachment of basic liberties would not take place. His solution would leave the matter in the political rather than the legal arena, subject to the wilt of a liberty-conscious electorate.

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