Monthly Archives: August 2002

Beyond the Social and Economic Rights Debate: Substantive Equality Speaks to Poverty (2002)

An emerging issue in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms1 jurisprudence is the defeat of poverty-related challenges based on their characterization as ‘social and economic’ rights claims. In a variety of cases, governments have argued, with some success in lower courts, that the Charter is a negative rights instrument—a document of civil and political rights rather than of social […]

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