Manitoba Government lockdowns violate Charter: legal analysis

The Justice Centre has released a comprehensive Charter analysis of the Manitoba Government’s lockdown measures, which violate the Charter freedoms of citizens to move, travel, assemble, associate and worship, all while crippling society and the economy.

Entitled “Redefining Emergency: A Charter Analysis of Manitoba’s Response to COVID-19,” this legal analysis of Manitoba’s response to COVID-19 addresses:

  • how the Government’s lockdown measures violate Charter freedoms;
  • how the Government has not met its duty under the Charter to justify these violations;
  • the social and economic harms caused by lockdown measures, and their negative impact on physical and mental health;

Redefining Emergency explains why and how the Manitoba Government has not met its constitutional obligation to justify its restrictions on Charter rights and freedoms.