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Feb 13, 2014 - Poli Sci 3NN6
Feb 13, 2014 - Poli Sci 3NN6

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School
McMaster University
Department
Political Science
Course
POLSCI 3NN6
Professor
Greg Flynn
Semester
Winter

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Started on: 2/6/14 9:40AM C LASS N OTES FOR : P OLI S CI 3NN6 McMaster University, Winter 2014 T HURSDAY , FEBRUARY 13, Y 1. Does the charter apply? a. Legislature (No) b. Delegated authority (Ramsden v. P) i. Municipalities c. Gov’t by 1. Due to making law and enforcing law d. Gov’t control (Not really worried about) e. Governmental activity (Not really worried about) 2. Section 2(a) - TEST SYNDICAT NORTHCREST v. AMSELEM a. Has to have a religious practice b. Has to have a nexus or a connection to the religion claimed c. There has to be a sincere belief on the part of the individual claiming that the practice is required in order to conform to faith d. It has to be a non-trivial or a significant interference with the faith to prohibit the practice 3. ANALYSISAPPLICATION TO LAW a. Has to have a religious practice  Is it a religious practice? They are congregating. b. Has to have a nexus or a connection to the religion claimed?  Yes, Rastafarianism c. There has to be a sincere belief on the part of the individual claiming that the practice is required in order to conform to faith  It’s Rodd’s belief. He does not belief that this is necessary for him to commune with the divine. Maybe YES, because the individual’s freedom of religion is being infringed upon because they can’t practice their religion in Rodd’s environment, it violates their freedom of religion and its unconstitutional and because its unconstitutional it does not apply. d. It has to be a non-trivial or a significant interference with
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