To meet the basic criteria of section 1 of the Charter, one must prove the existence of a purpose of sufficient importance to justify the suppression of a right. The concerns must be urgent and real. Moreover, the means used to achieve this objective must be reasonable and the measures must not be arbitrary, unfair or irrational. The Court in this instance ruled that section 8 did not meet the criterion of a rational connection between possession and drug trafficking.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, Gérald A.. "Oakes Case (R v. Oakes)". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 18 July 2023, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oakes-case. Accessed 29 November 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, G. (2023). Oakes Case (R v. Oakes). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oakes-case
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Beaudoin, Gérald A.. "Oakes Case (R v. Oakes)." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited July 18, 2023.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Oakes Case (R v. Oakes)," by Gérald A. Beaudoin, Accessed November 29, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/oakes-case
Oakes Case (R v. Oakes)
Article by Gérald A. Beaudoin
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited July 18, 2023