Law Exam Review Unit 2

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  • 1. 
    A method for making changes to a constitution; in Canada’s case, a method that would no longer involve the British parliament
  • 2. 
    The concept put forth by the Parti Quebecois government of Rene Levesque whereby Quebec would become a sovereign jurisdiction in all areas of law making, but would maintain economic association with the rest of Canada
  • 3. 
    Protecting a portion of a constitution by ensuring that it can be changed only through constitutional amendment
  • 4. 
    Restrictions on rights and freedoms that are imposed if the merits of the limits are determined to advance society’s interests
  • 5. 
    A clause in the Charter that may be invoked by Parliament or provincial legislatures to override basic Charter Provisions
  • 6. 
    A rule that, while a piece of legislation may generally be consistent with the Charter, it is inconsistent in the particular case at hand
  • 7. 
    Treating a person differently or adversely for no valid reason
  • 8. 
    Judging one person of a group and applying that judgment to all group members
  • 9. 
    An opinion or judgment of a group and applying that judgment to all group members
  • 10. 
    The rights of an individual that are considered basic to life in any human society, including the right to religious freedom and equality of opportunity; when such rights require protection, intervention by the state is necessary 
  • 11. 
    The basis of greater likelihood; the degree of proof in civil law, in comparison with proof beyond a reasonable doubt in criminal law
  • 12. 
    In good faith”; legitimate, genuine
  • 13. 
    The result of a change that would affect the economic viability of an employer or produce a substantial health or safety risk that outweighs the benefit of accommodating someone
  • 14. 
    The desire to establish a politically independent Quebec and to withdraw from Confederation
  • 15. 
    Canada’s form of political organization in which the federal government governs the country as a whole, while the provinces and territories have specific, limited powers
  • 16. 
    Rights that some Aboriginal peoples of Canada hold as a result of their ancestors’ longstanding use of the land. Aboriginal rights vary from group to group depending on the customs practices, and traditions that have formed part of these distinct cultures
  • 17. 
    Rights acquired as a result of membership in a group; all members of the group share the same rights
  • 18. 
    A formal agreement between two autonomous entities to conduct themselves in certain ways or to do certain things
  • 19. 
    Deliberate and systematic destruction of the culture, traditions, language, and customs of a specific cultural group
  • 20. 
    Claims that deal with specific grievances that Aboriginal peoples may have regarding the fulfillment of treaties and administration of lands and assets under the Indian Act
  • 21. 
    Claims based on the recognition that there are continuing Aboriginal rights to lands and natural resources; these claims occur where Aboriginal title has not been previously dealt with by a treaty or other means
  • 22. 
    A policy designed to increase the representation of groups that have suffered discrimination
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