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...ven law into legislation. If these steps were not taken, we would risk living in a world of oppression and injustice. Many have paid the ultimate price, granting us the opportunity to live in a nation where we pride ourselves upon the freedom we value so dearly. Thus, when reflecting back on our society and the value of living in a democratic environment, it seems rather obvious that the implementation of these Charter sections is a small price to pay for our free and equal culture.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s 2, Part I of the Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), 1982, c 11.
Roach, K. (2008). Dialogic Judicial Review and Its Critics. In D. Dyzenhaus, S. Reibetanz Moreau, & A. Ripstein, Law and Morality: Readings in Legal Philosophy (3rd Edition ed., pp. 589-644). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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