Supreme Court of Canada Divided on Welfare Benefits

In 2001 Louise Gosselin challenged a cut to the welfare rate in Quebec for "employable" persons between the ages of 18 and 30 from $470 a month to $170 a month. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that there was no discrimination based on age. They further held that Section 7 of the Charter (security of the person) had not been violated in this instance. The Supreme Court's decision is available online. Some responses and analysis of the decision include:

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