Within the Armpit, er, Ambit of Section 13

“I can’t believe that nobody else ever calls Lynch out on this. Freedom of expression is clearly categorized in our charter as a fundamental right. There is no mention anywhere of a fundamental right to equality. The only equality provision is s.15(1), which is limited to equality under the law. Even Justice Dickson acknowledges this in Taylor. In eleven references to equality, he repeatedly defines it as an idea or a value, not a right. The only time he refers to it as a right is when he is talking about s.15(1) of the Charter. He does, however, clearly label freedom of expression as a right.”

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