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Yes, the charter of rights has given judges too much power

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Nicole Myers

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YES.THE CHARTER OFR IGHTS HAS GIVEN JUDGES TOO MUCH POWER GRANT HUSCROFT (GLOBE AND M AI,2012)  After the Charter was introduced in Canada, rights and freedoms were given constitutional status and judges were given power to strike down laws that infringed on them  Many laws have been struck down and some changed considerably by statutory interpretation and corrective techniques that courts have developed  i.e. same-sex marriage legalized, abortion on demand and medicinal marijuana use  our courts involved in Charter litigation on everything from assisted suicide to prostitution and polygamy  problem is that the Charter is anything but self-executing o many vaguely written rights and courts have to interpret them o judicial decisions interpreting and applying Charter b
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