Chief Justice Glenn Joyal: The Charter, Rights Talk, and Institutional Imbalance

How has the Charter fundamentally changed Canadian politics? Discussion with Chief Justice (Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench) Glenn Joyal about Canada’s founding ideological mélange and strands of liberal neutrality, communitarianism, and Westminster supremacy, the shift in political culture effectuated by the Charter, the notwithstanding clause, and how courts and legislatures can collaborate in articulating rights. CJ Joyal also responds to Leonid Sirota’s critique of his speech.

Text of Chief Justice Joyal’s speech:

The Runnymede Society is a project of the Canadian Constitution Foundation (Reg. #86617 6654 RR0001).

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