Charter Conflicts: What Is Parliament's Role?

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Although the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is twenty years old, little is known about how it affects those who wield power, what influence it has on legislative decisions, or to what extent the government believes it should be constrained by Charter concerns. For most laws Parliament has the final word on how social policy is balanced against protected rights. Thus the extent to which legislation is sensitive towards rights depends on how those who develop, propose, and assess policy view the Charter. How influential are governmental legal advisors? How risk averse or risk tolerant are government ministers when pursuing legislative goals that may result in Charter challenges? How capable is Parliament in requiring government to justify and explain legislative choices that may impair rights? In Charter Conflicts Janet Hiebert examines these questions while analyzing the Charter's influence on controversial legislative decisions such as social benefits for lesbians and gay men, the regulation of tobacco advertising, the rules of evidence for sexual assault trials, the use of DNA for law enforcement purposes, and the rules for police searches of private residences. She questions the broadly held assumption that only courts are capable of respecting rights, arguing that Parliament shares responsibility with the judiciary for resolving Charter conflicts. She views the Charter's significance less in terms of the judiciary overruling Parliament than in the incentives and pressures it provides for public and political officials to satisfy themselves that legislation is consistent with protected rights.

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Janet L. Hiebert is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University, Ontario.

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"Hiebert has systematically been chipping away at the assumptions of 'oracular finality' and sketching out what a truly interactive relational, coordinate approach to constitutional discourse would look like. As the culmination of this work, Charter Conflicts makes an important and valuable contribution to the ongoing debates about Charter politics. Hiebert's work is thoroughly steeped in the literature, which she uses effectively to illuminate not only the theoretical issues but their practical implications for a series of case studies." Rainer Knopff, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary

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