Church, state, and charter: Canada's hidden establishment clause

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Patrick, Jeremy. 2006. "Church, state, and charter: Canada's hidden establishment clause." Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law. 14 (1), pp. 25-52.
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Church, state, and charter: Canada's hidden establishment clause

ERA Journal ID33999
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorPatrick, Jeremy
Journal TitleTulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law
Journal Citation14 (1), pp. 25-52
Number of Pages28
Year2006
Place of PublicationTulsa, OK. United States
ISSN1073-192X
Web Address (URL)http://ssrn.com/abstract=1121938
Abstract

The thesis of this article is that the judiciary in Canada has successfully used the guarantee of individual religious freedom in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to achieve a similar level of neutrality towards religion as the United States Supreme Court has reached using the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. This article compares Canadian and American caselaw on topics such as Sunday Closing laws, school and legislative prayer, and more

Keywordsestablishment clause; religious freedom; Charter of Rights; separation of church and state
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480702. Constitutional law
500405. Religion, society and culture
480302. Comparative law
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Detroid Mercy, United States
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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