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Supreme Court shaped Charter into what it is today: McLachlin

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 2:28 PM | By Ian Burns

Beverley McLachlin says Canada has gone through enormous change since the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on a rainy day in April 1982, and much of that change has been shaped by justices of the Supreme Court who interpreted the Charter as a document capable of ensuring broad protections for every Canadian man, woman and child.

The nation’s former chief justice gave the first annual Laskin Lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Constitutional Cases Conference on April 6. She said she was...