Against Judicial Activism: The Decline of Freedom and Democracy in Canada

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 5, 2006 - Law - 320 pages
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Against Judicial Activism cites numerous cases to support this argument. For instance, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and Supreme Court read a ban on discrimination on the ground of transsexualism as being part of the province's human rights code. On the basis of this revision of the law, the tribunal ordered the Vancouver Rape Relief Society to pay $7,500 to a transsexual man in compensation for refusing to admit him into a training course for rape crisis counsellors.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Judicial Activism versus the Rule of Law
2Gay Rights Trump Freedom of Religion
3Trust Not in the Charter
4How Human Rights Commissions Suppress Our Freedoms
5How Our Judges Have Become Politicians
6Escalating Judicial Attack on Christians
7The Chief Justice Defends Judicial Supremacy
8Reviving Parliamentary Democracy
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Rory Leishman is a former lecturer, political science, University of Western Ontario, the national affairs columnist for The London Free Press, and a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines across Canada. He lives in Canada.

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