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Canadian bill of rights.jpg
This document is an illustrated text of the Canadian Bill of Rights, which preceded the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Bill of Rights committed the federal government "the recognition and protection of human rights and…

Lamb v. Benoit et al.pdf
This is a hyperlink to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Lamb v. Benoit (1959). Louise Lamb was arrested in 1946 while distributing pamphlets on the street in Quebec. Police believed she was distributing the pamphlet “Quebec’s Burning…

Roncarelli 1959scr0-121.pdf
This is the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Roncarelli v. Duplessis (1959). Roncarelli had provoked the ire of Premier Duplessis by posting bail for members of the Jehovah's Witnesses who had been arrested for distributing pamphlets. Duplessis…

Chaput 1955scr0-834.pdf
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…

Saumur 1953scr2-299.pdf
This is a link to a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada. Laurier Samur, a practicing Jehovah’s Witness challenged a City of Quebec by-law that forbade
the distribution in the street of the City of any book, pamphlet, booklet, circular,…
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