Preface to the fifth edition

Author:Robert J. Sharpe - Kent Roach
Profession:Court of Appeal for Ontario - Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

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There have been many significant developments in Charter jurisprudence since the publication of the fourth edition four years ago. The Supreme Court has revisited fundamental issues concerning the interpretation of freedom of association; equality rights; and the reach of the protection accorded life, liberty, and security of the person. There have also been significant developments with regard to freedom of expression, freedom of religion and its relationship with the fair trial rights of the accused. The Supreme Court has also clarified the test for awarding damages under section 24(1) of the Charter. We have done our best to reflect these and other developments in this...

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