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Course Name Fundamental Freedoms and the Canadian Charter
Course Code CLTC 6723
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Pre-requisite: CCLW 6841P - Canadian Constitutional Law, CCLW 6847P - Canadian Public and Constitutional Law, or equivalent background knowledge in Canadian Constitutional Law. Anti-requisite: LAW 6723 - Fundamental Freedoms and the Canadian Charter
Course Description

This course examines the fundamental freedoms contained in s.2 of the Charter, through theory and jurisprudence related to religion, expression, assembly and association, comparing Canada with other jurisdictions. In addition to reviewing current case law in detail, it explores fundamental questions such as: why do we protect religious freedom? Could religion be better analyzed as an associative freedom? How do religious freedom and expressive freedom conflicts get resolved? What are the boundaries of expressive freedom? How are freedom of association and assembly analyzed? Is there an overarching unifying theory for fundamental freedoms?

Upcoming Offerings

Not currently scheduled

Specialization Constitutional Law
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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