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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, E/CN.4/2000/73, 14 January 2000: Canada

110. In 1984, the Federal Government appointed the Committee on Sexual Offences against Children and Youth (the Badgley Committee) to explore legal sanctions pertaining to child sexual abuse and to make recommendations aimed at protecting children at risk. (…) The Badgley Committee also determined that many males involved in prostitution ran away from home because […]

Vriend v. Alberta, Supreme Court of Canada (2 April 1998)

Procedural Posture The appellant, a college laboratory instructor, was dismissed because of his homosexuality. He appealed against the decision and applied for reinstatement, but was refused. He then attempted to file a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission, arguing that his employer had discriminated against him on the basis of his sexual orientation. However, […]

Concluding Observations, A/52/38/Rev.1, paras. 306-343, 12 August 1997: Canada

310. Noting that Canada faced new domestic and global socio-economic challenges, the representative emphasized that Canada had taken decisive steps to provide women with an effective legal framework against discrimination. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guaranteed equality before the law and under the law and the equal protection of the law to women […]

Egan v. Canada, Supreme Court of Canada (25 May 1995)

Procedural Posture Egan and Nesbit, the appellants, brought suit in trial court seeking a declaration that the definition of “spouse” in the Old Age Security Act contravened Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The trial court dismissed the action and the court of appeal upheld the judgment. The appellant appealed. Facts […]