Convivium – Volume 4, No. 20

Posted May 17, 2017 10:54 pm by Cardus

In 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a decision that has left many believing (erroneously) that Canadians have a constitutional right to abortion. In early 2105, the Supreme Court did give Canadians a constitutional right to physician assisted suicide. In the 27 years between those two birth and death rulings, the Court has delivered judgements that affect virtually every aspect of our lives. Despite criticism and concern, initially about judicial activism, then about the “judicialization” of our society, there is recognition that the Court has ultimate power to shape Canada in its image. “It’s the Supreme Court—it can

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