Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Jody Wilson-Raybould: My vision for the future of the Charter

Opinion: As the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms turns 36, Canada’s Justice Minister says there’s plenty of work still to do—especially on Indigenous rights

Canada’s Charter at 35: Watch a Maclean’s and Hot Docs fireside chat

Watch a replay of John Geddes’s on-stage interview with former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie on the legacy of Canada’s Charter

A legendary former Supreme Court judge talks about our fundamental freedoms

Join Maclean’s for a Hot Docs Q&A with Ian Binnie to explore our Charter in a unique event, live in Toronto or on on Apr. 29

Stephen Harper’s veiled threat

A sweeping Supreme Court declaration on the niqab suggests the federal government may be in the wrong

Occupy protests & the Falun Gong precedent

Can tents be considered speech?


The Boissoin case: freedom gains a moral victory

So how stands freedom of the press in Alberta after Thursday’s Queen’s Bench decision tossing out the Boissoin human-rights panel ruling [PDF]? Justice E.C. Wilson’s reasons establish two big things, pending some higher-level judicial review of Alberta’s human-rights regime: