Subject Search for: Canadian Studies and Issues / Law, Justice, Equality
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1.2509 Should the law accommodate the subjectivity of the accused in cases of compulsion and duress as far as possible?
This paper argues that the law must accommodate subjectivity as far as possible, but, the extent of this possibility must also remain subjective. This paper uses some Canadian law cases to prove this point. 10 pgs. 13 f/c. 3b.
Bibliography: 3 source(s) listed
Filename: 2509 Law Compulsion Duress.doc
2.2552 Domestic Violence In Canada.
This paper looks at this matter of public health as a multi-faceted problem with repercussions that could show up through the course of both the victim and the perpetrator's life. Some of the issues discussed are: causes of domestic violence, psychological effects of domestic violence on women and children, the cycle of abuse, the law and sentencing. 11 pgs. 16 f/c. 15b.
Bibliography: 15 source(s) listed
Filename: 2552 Domestic Violence Canada.doc
3.2659 The Decriminalization of Marijuana in Canada.
This paper deals with the issue of legalizing marijuana in Canada. This paper discusses the positive effects that legalizing marijuana would have for society. 5 pgs. 5 f/c. 1b.
This paper argues that Canadian judges wield too much power in our society. The Canadian Supreme Court was supposed to play a role in the process of checks and balances in this democracy. Yet judges are now acting as legislators rather than as referees. The Canadian Supreme Court has especially been armed with much power since the introduction of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982. As a result, a certain "judicialization" of politics has occurred, in the sense that Courts have become too powerful in the political process. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 3840 Judges Too Powerful.doc
5.4083 Material Inequality and the Health Care System: Poverty Among the Elderly.
A significant portion of those over 60 in Canada, predominantly those living alone, lives below the Statistics Canada low-income cut-off. This has a significant impact on their health and increases the demands that they place on the health care system. This discussion identifies the extent of poverty amongst the elderly, its implications for future government health care policy and the inadequacy of government responses to this point. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
Bibliography: 9 source(s) listed
Filename: 4083 Canadian Elderly Care.doc
6.4370 Social Welfare, the Law, Marriage and Structured Dependency.
This discussion identifies persistent structural inequalities in Canadian society that affect women. It begins by establishing the feminization of poverty. It then examines the manner in which recent reforms have failed to address the roots of gender bias. Social assistance regulations, pension contributions and child custody/divorce are among the topics considered. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 4370 Law Marriage Dependency.doc
7.4375 Women and Social Welfare in Canada.
In the years from 1945 to 1980 it is generally asserted that the Canadian government was engaged in the construction of a Keynesian welfare state. However, at the same time, these reforms, products of the dominant culture itself, acted to reinforce and institutionalize social and class structure. This paper analyzes the ways in which Canadian social welfare legislation has reinforced the concept of separate spheres and thus treated women disadvantageously. 7 pgs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.