Dalhousie Law Journal


Women, Impact, Entrenchment, Property Rights, Canadian Charter, Rights and Freedoms


On Friday, 29 April 1983 the Progressive Conservative opposition in Parliament proposed an amendment to the constitution which would change section 7 of the existing Charter to read: Everyone has the right to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. (emphasis added to identify amendment) The language used to present this amendment shows that its proponents were espousing a very traditional view of property. For example, Jake Epp said: