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Canadian Bill of Rights

The Canadian Bill of Rights is a federal statute enacted in 1960. It is no more than a statute as it is not constitutionally entrenched. It was enacted through the ordinary legislative process by the Parliament of Canada. It was not enacted as a constitutional amendment.

The Canadian Bill of Rights applies only to federal jurisdiction and does not apply to provincial legislation.

The Canadian Bill of Rights is said to be a "quasi-constitutional" document: See Winnipeg School Division No.1 v. Craton, and Insurance Corp. of B.C. v. Heerspink.



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