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Department
Political Science
Course
POL214Y1
Professor
Victoria Wohl
Semester
Fall

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POL 214 Canadian Government and Politics Chapter 6- Rights and Freedoms Expressed in uncompromising terms Moral absolutes abortion, discrimination Non-negotiable In reality no rights or freedoms are absolute Rights and freedoms may collide so need compromise Oliver Wendell Holmes [American supreme court justice] Right to freedom doesnt meant you can yell fire in a crowded theater Clear and present danger test (a) Freedom of expression may be curtailed when it posed an immediate danger to others Often impractical to make it simple There are limits to how far, and in what circumstances the principles of linguistic equality and minority rights should apply Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982 Established the principle of constitutional supremacy Changed the face of Canadian Politics Rights achieved more prominence Forum for political conflict Coming to Terms: What do Rights and Freedoms Mean? Individuals freedom to believe something or to behave in a particular way is a right The right to fair and equal treatment by the law is often frame in terms of the conditions necessary to ensure and individuals freedom Abortion Not watertight concepts Rights: those individual and group entitlements that are considered so fundamental to human dignity that they receive special protection under the law and usually under the constitution of a country Involve gov action Freedoms: involved an individuals liberty to do or believe certain things without restraint from government Limited gov action Civil libertiesrights refer to all the basic rights and citizens www.notesolution.com
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