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Judging And Equality: For Whom Does The Charter Toll?, A Wayne Mackay Sep 1956

Judging And Equality: For Whom Does The Charter Toll?, A Wayne Mackay

Dalhousie Law Journal

While it may be in questionable taste to begin an article on equality with a poem that uses "man" in the global sense, John Donne's words do evoke a sense of community that feminists would applaud.' The tension between an individualistic and communitarian approach to the world is crucial to how equality will be defined in Canada. Violations of equality diminish the rights and dignity of all Canadians and not just the particular individuals or the specific groups who are the immediate victims of inequality. This recognition is only the beginning of the complex task of defining equality as ...


Equality, Ideology And Oppression: Women And The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms, N Colleen Sheppard Sep 1956

Equality, Ideology And Oppression: Women And The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms, N Colleen Sheppard

Dalhousie Law Journal

The major objective of this article is to contribute to an understanding of the potential impact of the equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms2 on the lives of women. This requires an awareness of the realities of women's inequality in our society, an understanding of the legal conceptualization of equality, and a consideration of the role of "law" in remedying societal injustice. My focus in this article is on the second concern-that is, on legal theories of equality as they relate to women. I begin with a brief outline of the conflicting ideological approaches that ...


Women, Pensions And Equality, Susannah Worth Rowley Sep 1956

Women, Pensions And Equality, Susannah Worth Rowley

Dalhousie Law Journal

A society's values are reflected in its treatment of the elderly. The relationship of the aged to the rest of the population and the social and economic hierarchy within the aged as a group provide tangible and graphic evidence of a society's most fundamental values and attitudes. Who is rewarded and for what? What qualities and contributions are valued, and to what extent?


Judging And Equality: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?, Edward J. Mcbride Sep 1956

Judging And Equality: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?, Edward J. Mcbride

Dalhousie Law Journal

"Equality," like law, politics, and life itself, displays myriad aspects. Reflections on equality, therefore, must take many differentforms, as this volume will subsequently demonstrate. Now that Canada has entrenched equality as a constitutional value, facets of the issue seem to proliferate, almost without end. Questions abound: Will the equality guarantees be confined to public action only? What constitutes public action? Will the enumerated categories protected against discrimination be supplemented by incorporation of unenumerated categories? Will a conventional liberal point of view inform the development of equality under the Charter? What part will a crystallizing feminist perspective play in the process ...


Prostitution And Pornography: Beyond Formal Equality, Christine Boyle, Sheila Noonan Sep 1956

Prostitution And Pornography: Beyond Formal Equality, Christine Boyle, Sheila Noonan

Dalhousie Law Journal

Both issues that are the subject of this paper raise questions relating to the meaning and application of section 15 of the Canadian Charter ofRights and Freedoms.' They provide case studies of the difficulties in putting an abstract concept, such as equality, into practical legal effect.