Human rights; protection of lands; Agoriginal Canadians civil and political rights.
The article examines three recent situations in which human rights issues have been in the forefront of public policy debates in Canada. In the first, freedom of expression may have been compromised as a result of foreign policy considerations. The second case involves the sometimes contentious issue of equal pay for work of equal value. Thirdly, a current initiative aimed at resolving a longstanding claim by Aboriginal Canadians is examined in the context of principles of equality. This article is most relevant in the connection between human rights and environmental protection in the context of Aboriginal Canadians protecting their lands and the effects of modernisation upon those lands.
(1999) 26(1) Journal of Law and Society, 54-71.