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candian charter.jpg
An image of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

faith based arbitration.jpg
This photograph captures a woman arguing with Joanne Siska during a protest against Sharia law in Toronto. At the time, the Ontario government was considering allowing Shariah law to be used as a form of faith-based arbitration in the province.…

This hyperlink leads to a Pew Research Center demographic study on the role of religion in Canadian life. Notwithstanding the historic place of the Protestant and Catholic churches in Canada, this 2013 reports that "more Canadians belong to minority…

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…

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…

R v NS 2012_3RCS_726.pdf
Supreme Court of Canada decision in a criminal law case. NS was the complainant in a sexual assault. During the preliminary inquiry, NS sought to testify wearing a niqab. Defence counsel challenged her request on the argument that the right to a…
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