Key Terms

Governor in Council
Habeas Corpus
Hays-Joyal Committee
Honour of the Crown
Human Dignity
Individual Property Rights
Interjurisdictional Immunity
Jordan's Principle
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Judicial Independence
Judicial Review
Legal Rights
Living Tree Doctrine
Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting Decisions
Meech Lake Accord
Métis Rights
Mobility Rights
Natural Resources
Notwithstanding Clause
Oakes Test
Official Languages
Opting Out
Pith and Substance
Plan A and Plan B
Positive and Negative Rights
Privy Council (for Canada)
Property and Civil Rights
Property Rights
Reference Question
Reference re Quebec Secession
Reference re Secession of Quebec
Reservation and Disallowance
Responsible Government
Right to Life, Liberty and Security of the Person
Rule of Law
Section 10 — Rights Upon Arrest and Detention
Section 11(d) - The Presumption of Innocence
Section 12 — Cruel and Unusual Treatment or Punishment
Section 28: Gender Equality
Section 35 Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Section 9 – Detention or Imprisonment


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