THE LAW-MAKING ROLE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA: RAPPORTEUR'S SYNTHESIS
AbstractThe adoption of the Charter of Rights in 1982 thrust a new role on the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court was required to resolve issues that would formerly have been regarded as matters of policy for the legislative bodies. This article shows that the new policy-making role of the Court has carried over into non-Charter fields, such as federalism, evidence, administrative law, torts, and family law.
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