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To: Para-Ord.45
That's the difference between having your rights enshrined in a inalienable “Bill of Rights” and just being granted them through a friendly “gentlemans agreement” with the Monarchy
2 posted on 02/27/2013 10:53:47 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Actually, we have both, but the rights that were enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms now have less protection than the rights acquired through centuries of English Common Law and the traditional limitations imposed on the Crown by Parliament (in our system the executive branch must have the support of the legislative branch). The most glaring contrast is that the right to property, which was deliberately excluded from Charter, is better protected than free speech, which is covered by the Charter. It is for this reason that many Canadian conservatives would like to see the Charter repealed.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 11:50:26 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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