The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms' (Charter) was Canada's first foray into constitutional governance. It represents Canada's first specific guarantees of individual liberty on a constitutional level.
Shemrock, Bruce E.
"Infancy And Maturity: A Comparison Of The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms And The United States Constitution,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol3/iss3/7