Ranjan Agarwal Comments on Bill C-51 Constitutional Challenge in Law Times
July 27, 2015
In Tali Folkins' Law Times article, "Assessing the Bill C-51 Challenge," Ranjan Agarwal, chairman of the Ontario Bar Association's constitutional law section, discusses Bill-C51 and CSIS's new special warrant system. "Our constitutional system allows Parliament to debate and decide to limit Charter rights, with the courts acting as umpire in judging whether those limits are reasonable... Here, the courts are being asked to pitch and bat rather than call balls and strikes. I think the McLachlin court, which has been very protective of its role and legitimacy in Canada's constitutional system, will balk at these new powers."