By Beverley McLachlin, The Globe and Mail, February 22, 2022
Beverley McLachlin is a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and served as Chief Justice from 2000 to 2017.
Scholar Elisabeth Anker in her book Ugly Freedoms examines the historic use of freedom in America to justify discrimination, domination and avoidance of the law and regulation essential to a peaceful and prosperous society. The same, we now know, can happen in Canada.
As we move forward from the pandemic into the future, we need to understand the true nature of freedom under our Constitution.