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REVIEW QUESTIONS 1. What impact does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms have on rights and freedoms not mentioned specifically in the Charter? Could these "other rights and freedoms" be curtailed or extinguished by governments? Answer: The Charter recognizes the existence of other rights and permits them to continue except where they conflict with Charter rights and freedoms. Rights outside the Charter do not have Charter protection, and may be abolished or encroached upon by governments. 2. What is the difference between a "right" and a "privilege"? Answer: A right is an act that may be done with impunity and with the support and recognition of the state. The state recognizes a right as something which neither it nor others may…show more content…
Each type of social interaction usually requires some legislative control, hence, the more interaction, the more laws that are required. © 2009 Copyright by McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited 1-5 6. On what basis are Charter fundamental rights and freedoms open to restriction by Parliament or the provincial legislatures? Answer: Fundamental rights and freedoms may be restricted under s. 1 if the restriction can be shown to "be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society." Rights and freedoms may be "temporarily" overridden by the "notwithstanding" clause (s. 33) as well. 7. Why is the doctrine of stare decisis an important part of the Common Law system? Answer: The doctrine of stare decisis is the theory of precedent. Judges are expected to apply previous decisions to similar cases which come before them in order to maintain a degree of consistency in the law. By following this doctrine, the law is not only consistent, but others can predict how the law may be applied in similar. 8. How does the Common Law differ from the principles of equity? From statute law? Answer: Common Law and equity have different roots. The common law was the product of the common law courts. The principles of equity were originally principles or rules which the King applied in settling disputes which did not fall within the jurisdiction of the common law courts. Later, the King's Court (Chancery) used

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