Canadian Bill of Rights
The Canadian Bill of Rights
is a federal statute enacted in 1960
. It is no more than a statute
as it is not constitutionally entrenched. It was enacted through the ordinary legislative process by the Parliament of Canada
. It was not enacted as a constitutional amendment. Its main effect was upon the hiring practices of the Federal government. It was also an important precedent to the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Canadian Bill of Rights applies only to federal jurisdiction and does not apply to provincial legislation.
The Canadian Bill of Rights is said to be a "quasi-constitutional" document: See Winnipeg School Division No.1 v. Craton, and Insurance Corp. of B.C. v. Heerspink.