The 30th Anniversary of Canadian Equality Rights: W(h)ither Sex Equality?

 

Prof Donna Greschner from the University of Vicotria, Canada on ‘The 30th Anniversary of Canadian Equality Rights: W(h)ither Sex Equality?’, speaking on 27 March 2015 at the Oxford Faculty of Law

In this seminar Prof Greschner examines key features of the Supreme Court of Canada’s jurisprudence on section 15 – the general equality rights provision of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom – from the aspirational perspective of substantive sex equality. Within each of the three distinct doctrinal periods over the past thirty years, the potential to use Charter rights effectively in promoting substantive equality for women has diminished. Is there any way out of the ever-narrowing doctrinal cage?

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