Meanwhile, the Huffington Post reported in February that Trudeau’s use of the Charter to defend the summer job attestation has been discredited as “a lot of baloney” by the Canadian Press “Baloney meter.”
“Individuals and organizations cannot violate the charter — the only entity that can violate the charter is the government,” according to Emmett Macfarlane, political science professor at the University of Waterloo.
Moreover, to express views on abortion is not against the Charter, he said.
“The Charter of Rights includes freedom of expression and freedom of conscience, and if people want to express opposition to abortion, they’re free to do so.”
Queen’s University law professor Nicholas Bala said there is no Charter right to abortion, nor does the Charter “demand that everybody in this country support every right in the charter."