Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Who Owns Charter Values? A Mobilization Strategy for the Labour Movement

Document type Book chapter
Author Tucker, Eric
Author Faraday, Fay
Series Editor Behrens, Matthew
Editor Behrens, Matthew
Book Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality, and Social Justice
Publisher Between the Lines; Toronto
Date 2014 April
ISBN 978-1-77113-132-2 1-77113-132-2
Pages 125-138


Examines the potential for labour and progressive social movement to use the values expressed in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms to mobilize direct political action and to advocate for reform against the backdrop of austerity. [The authors] focus on historical examples of radical organizing that have leveraged constitutional values, as well as recent Canadian social movements. --Introduction