The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Fire investigations.
As a fire investigator, my job is to arrest and put to trail any person who by "Intentionally" "Arson by negligence" "Marked Departure" or even "Non-Compliance with Prevention Laws" has caused a fire.
The result causes the fire investigators and police to investigate with more emphasis on evidence and with fewer resources. Concrete evidence is crucial to provide painstaking certainty in this business. Because it leaves room for so many technicalities, the Charter affects if not impede the process of the investigation. It also created many more steps in our investigation thus resulting in greater work load keeping in mind the limited resources.
Within this essay, I will convey a theory that arson crimes investigation are harder to manage and are slowed down due to excessive evidence gathering.
Before the Charter came into effect, other Canadian laws and legal precedents protected many of the rights and freedoms that are protected under the Charter but it was not a garentee.
Goverment official could basically do what they wanted. These were sometimes known as the Implied Bill of Rights.
The Canadian Bill of Rights, which the Canadian Parliament enacted in 1960 (PM John Diefenbaker) had many of these rights, but it was only applicable to the federal government and was not considered part of the Constitution of Canada like the Charter. Also as mention above the Canadian Bill of Rights, which was passed in 1960, was the first federal legislative enactment to specifically set out fundamental human rights for Canadians.
Today "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" is the bill of rights which forms part of the Constitution of Canada adopted in 1982.
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