Table of Contents


Advancing Social Rights in Canada

Bruce Porter and Martha Jackman


Chapter 1: International Human Rights in Anti-poverty and Housing Strategies: Making the Connection

Bruce Porter


Chapter 2: Rights-Based Strategies to Address Homelessness and Poverty in Canada: The Charter Framework

Martha Jackman and Bruce Porter


Chapter 3: Poverty as a Human Rights Violation (Except in Governmental Anti-poverty Strategies)

Vincent Greason


Chapter 4: Accountability Regimes for Federal Social Transfers: An Exercise in Deconstruction and Reconstruction

Barbara Cameron


Chapter 5: Challenging Discriminatory and Punitive Responses to Homelessness in Canada

Marie-Eve Sylvestre and Céline Bellot


Chapter 6: Immutability Hauntings: Socio-economic Status and Women’s Right to Just Conditions of Work under Section 15 of the Charter

Kerri A Froc


Chapter 7: Litigating to Advance the Substantive Equality Rights of People with Disabilities

Gwen Brodsky, Shelagh Day, and Yvonne Peters


Chapter 8: Access to Energy: How Form Overtook Substance and Disempowered the Poor in Nova Scotia

Claire McNeil and Vincent Calderhead


Chapter 9: The Right to Safe Water and Crown-Aboriginal Fiduciary Law: Litigating a Resolution to the Public Health Hazards of On-Reserve Water Problems

Constance MacIntosh


Chapter 10: Participation and Accountability: New Avenues for Human Rights Engagement with the

Distribution of Health Resources in Canada

Alana Klein


Chapter 11: Social Rights and Administrative Justice

Lorne Sossin and Andrea Hill


Chapter 12: Environmental Concerns and the Interdependence of Human Rights: A Path to Political Responsibility?

Sylvie Paquerot

Translated from the original French by Sadie Scapillato


Chapter 13: Has Public Protest Gone to the Dogs?: A Social Rights Approach to Social Protest Law in Canada

Graham Mayeda


Chapter 14: Sleeping Rough and Shooting Up: Taking British Columbia’s Urban Justice Issues to Court

Margot Young

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