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
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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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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