Does the Charter Protect the Right to Housing?

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Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

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Assistant Professor Anna Lund, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

Housing is a basic necessity. Earlier this year, the federal government recognized that it "is essential to the inherent dignity and well-being of the person and to building sustainable and inclusive communities." Some countries have enshrined the right to housing in their constitutions. For example, Article 26 of the South African constitution provides that: "everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing." By comparison, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is silent with respect to housing. Or is it? Come hear about a series of cases that have argued that protection for the right to housing is implicit within the other sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

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