SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS AND CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE

Elaine L. Hughes

Abstract


It is a well-established principle that the division of powers in the Constitution Act, 18671 sets out an exhaustive list of legislative subjects.2 Thus, all “new” subjects of potential regulation in Canada, such as biotechnology, must fit within the established categories of authority. This article explores some of the ethical implications of this constitutional framework and approach when the subject under consideration is the welfare of animals used in research.


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