Ottawa Human Rights Lawyers Passionately Protecting Individual Civil Liberties & Charter Rights

When the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”) was adopted in 1982, it enshrined the value of human dignity and the principle that every person is guaranteed certain fundamental rights and freedoms under the law. Ensuring the protection of individual civil liberties and human rights under the Charter is something the lawyers at Champ & Associates are particularly passionate about. The firm has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases aimed at securing and enforcing Charter protections for all Canadians facing injustice in one form or another. The firm has represented individuals and organizations in path-breaking Charter litigation, including precedents in the Supreme Court of Canada, and are experienced in developing the strategies and evidence necessary to win the most challenging cases.

Champ & Associates defends clients against discriminatory practices, and diligently protects the civil liberties of individuals in Canada, including freedom of association, freedom of expression, and equality rights.

Freedom of Association

Freedom of association protects an individual’s right to join with others in the pursuit of activities intended to secure other constitutional rights or to otherwise benefit from the power of collective action. The freedom to associate is commonly linked with the pursuit of unionization and collective bargaining by employees.

Freedom of Expression

The Charter guarantees every Canadian freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media. The right aims to protect every Canadian’s participation in the search for truth and political decision-making as well as the right to find self-fulfillment. This right is enforceable in the context of public discourse when it is infringed by government actions.

Equality Rights

Every Canadian has the right to equal treatment under the law regardless of certain protected grounds including race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age and disability. Equality rights under the Charter are enforceable when government action threatens to discriminate on the basis of one of these enumerated grounds, or analogous grounds related to similarly immutable personal characteristics.  Federal and provincial human rights legislation have carried the principle of equality and the right to be free from discrimination into the private sector as well.

Resolutely Defending Constitutionally Protected Rights

The lawyers at Champ & Associates are dedicated to protecting the rights of all Canadians under the Constitution and the Charter. They have argued hundreds of cases before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as federal and provincial human rights tribunals. The firm has a reputation for excellence in advocacy, defending individual rights in several high-profile and precedent-setting decisions. The lawyers at Champ & Associates can be trusted to bring passion, experience and determination to each and every matter on behalf of their clients.

For Trusted Guidance Protecting Your Human Rights and Civil Liberties, contact Champ & Associates in Ottawa

Those facing an infringement of their Constitutional or Charter rights by local, provincial, or federal government bodies often feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. Government institutions seem powerful and impenetrable, and the idea of challenging them can feel hopeless.

The lawyers at Champ & Associates have the experience and systemic knowledge to take on this challenge for their clients and win. They provide clients with an honest assessment of their matter and then develop a plan to secure the necessary remedies under the circumstances. To discuss your matter in confidence, please contact the firm by telephone at 613-237-4740 or reach out online.