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Library of Parliament Publications: Human Rights and Freedoms

The Library of Parliament publishes a wide range of publications as background material for Members of Parliament. This popular series of publications offer "thumb-nail sketches" of current issues, from a non-partisan perspective. There are 4 different types of papers:

  • Current Issue Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: ##-##E, average 25 pages)
  • Background Papers (e.g. Catalogue No.: BP-XXXE, average 30 pages)
  • Mini Reviews (e.g. Catalogue No.: MR-XXXE, average 8 pages)
  • Parliamentary Research Branch (e.g. Catalogue No.: PRB XX-XXE, average 30 pages, but ones noted as "In Brief" are as short as 2 pages)
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Canada's Federal Privacy Laws (28 November 2007) PRB 07-44E $13.50 Add to Cart
Canada's Legal Age of Consent to Sexual Activity (12 April 2001) PRB 99-3E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel - 2000 Report: A Summary (27 March 2002) PRB 01-30E $9.95 Add to Cart
The Canadian Human Rights Act: Processing Complaints of Discrimination (October 1997) BP-394E $13.50 Add to Cart
Charter Equality Rights: Interpretation of Section 15 in Supreme Court of Canada Decisions (March 2007) BP-402E $19.95 Add to Cart
Disability: Social and Economic Aspects and Proposals for Reform (24 January 1997) 95-4E $16.50 Add to Cart
Drug Testing: Legal Implications (10 November 1999) 90-1E $19.95 Add to Cart
Drug Testing in the Workplace (28 February 2008) PRB 07-51E $16.50 Add to Cart
Electoral Rights: Charter of Rights and Freedoms (30 September 2002) 90-5E $24.95 Add to Cart
Emergencies Act (10 October 2001) PRB 01-14E $13.50 Add to Cart
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (23 February 2006) 91-9E $19.95 Add to Cart
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: International Experiences (7 May 2007) PRB 07-03E $13.50 Add to Cart
Freedom of Religion and Religious Symbols in the Public Sphere (14 March 2006) PRB 04-41E $24.95 Add to Cart
Hate Propaganda (24 January 2000) 85-6E $13.50 Add to Cart
Human Rights and the Courts in Canada (October 2001) BP-279E $16.50 Add to Cart
Human Rights at the Crossroads [In Brief] (29 September 1999) PRB 99-20E $4.95 Add to Cart
Human Rights in the Context of Economic Integration of the Americas (July 1997) BP-457E $29.95 Add to Cart
Human Rights Legislation and the Charter: A Comparative Guide (18 September 1997) MR-102E $9.95 Add to Cart
Human Trafficking [In Brief] (21 November 2006) PRB 04-25E $4.95 Add to Cart
Life, Liberty and Security of the Person under the Charter (9 February 2000) 91-6E $19.95 Add to Cart
The Notwithstanding Clause of the Charter (May 2005) BP-194E $13.50 Add to Cart
Obscenity: The Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Butler (March 1992) BP-289E $13.50 Add to Cart
Patient's Bill of Rights - A Comparative Overview (4 February 2002) PRB 01-31E $19.95 Add to Cart
Pay Equity in the Federal Workplace [In Brief] (1 December 1999) PRB 99-30E $4.95 Add to Cart
The Privacy of Personal Information and Electronic Commerce - Recent Developments (31 May 2000) PRB 00-05E $29.95 Add to Cart
Property Rights and the Constitution (October 1991) BP-268E $13.50 Add to Cart
The Right to Privacy in a High-Tech World (28 September 1999) PRB 99-21E $4.95 Add to Cart
Search, Seizure, Arrest and Detention under the Charter (15 February 2000) 91-7E $19.95 Add to Cart
Sexual Orientation and Legal Rights (31 May 2007) 92-1E $19.95 Add to Cart
Sexual Orientation and Legal Rights: A Chronological Overview (26 September 2005) PRB 04-13E $13.50 Add to Cart
Social Insurance Numbers: Regulating Their Use (September 1997) BP-206E $16.50 Add to Cart
Trafficking in Persons (26 June 2007) PRB 06-24E $16.50 Add to Cart
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