Definition : Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

First part of the Constitutional Act of 1982 which garantees certain rights and freedoms such as the freedom of expression, the presumption of innocence, the right to equality, and the right to education in the minority language. The rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Charter may be restrained only within such reasonable limits as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

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December 10, 2019 — A news item posted on last June summarized a judgment rendered by the Ontario Superior Court. This decision concerned the installation of surveillance cameras in the common portions of 11 condominiums. Several of the buildings in question housed cameras hidden in the ceilings of the corridors. Police officers had access to these corridors, in particular, as well as to underground parking lots, because of permission granted by the syndicates of co-owners concerned. The objective: to investigate 14 people suspected of being associated with organized crime groups. The Ontario Superior Court had ruled that a condominium corporation had "full authority" to determine security issues in the common areas of its building, and that if necessary, it could have surveillance cameras installed.
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Le syndicat, dans le cadre de ses missions, doit autoriser, le cas échéant, tous travaux entrepris par des copropriétaires, que ce soient dans les parties privatives ou les parties communes à usage restreint. Les copropriétaires ne doivent pas oublier qu'en copropriété, certaines règles s'appliquent.
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