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dc.contributor.authorHolt, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-14T13:38:35Z
dc.date.available2018-12-14T13:38:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/75033
dc.description.abstractThe Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees every person in Canada freedom of conscience and religion. I contend that the concept of religious freedom was born out of a history of religious suffering and originally took the form of John Locke’s toleration of religious differences. In Big M, the first Supreme Court of Canada case that interpreted s. 2(a), Chief Justice Dickson recognized the historical context of religious freedom but also tied it to human autonomy, equality, and dignity. An examination of the cases since Big M suggests that when courts think in terms of tolerance, they accord greater protection to religious freedom. When they lose sight of the historical justification and consider religious claims within the framework of equality, there is a tendency to fail to give freedom of religion its due weight and proper place in Canadian society.en_US
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dc.subjectlawen_US
dc.subjectreligionen_US
dc.subjectreligiousen_US
dc.subjectfreedomen_US
dc.subjecttolerationen_US
dc.subjecttoleranceen_US
dc.subjectLocke, John, 1632-1704en_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectCharteren_US
dc.titleLEST LAW FORGET: Locke's Toleration and Religious Freedomen_US
dc.date.defence2018-12-12
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Lawen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Lawsen_US
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dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorLucie Guibaulten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerBruce Archibalden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerLucie Guibaulten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDiana Ginnen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
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