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Chaput v. Romain, [1955] SCR 834

Title

Chaput v. Romain, [1955] SCR 834

Subject

Canada, constitutional law, civil rights, Quebec, Jehovah's Witnesses, damages

Description

This is a hyperlink to a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Chaput v. Romain (1955) case. The case involved members of the provincial police who broke up a meeting that was conducted by a minister of the
Jehovah’s Witnesses in the appellant’s house. They seized a Bible, hymn books and pamphlets and ordered the witnesses to disperse. This entry and seizure was done without a warrant. The appellant, the Jehovah's Witness minister, sued the members of the police force for damages. The Supreme Court upheld that the claim and held that damages should be assessed at $2000.

Creator

Supreme Court of Canada

Source

Lexum: https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/6697/index.do
Canada's Human Rights History: historyofrights.ca

Publisher

Supreme Court of Canada: Chaput v. Romain, [1955] SCR 834

Date

1955

Rights

(c) Supreme Court of Canada
Lexum

Relation

Canada's Human Rights History: historyofrights.ca

Format

Hyperlink

Language

English
French

Type

Hyperlink

Original Format

Text

Files

Citation

Supreme Court of Canada, “Chaput v. Romain, [1955] SCR 834,” Exhibits, accessed July 14, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2286.