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SCC decision: February 23, 2007

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Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2007 SCC 9
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(Charter / fundamental justice / detention / security certificates / Immigration and Refugee Protection Act)
Foreign nationals or Canadian permanent residents may be detained upon entering the country if they are thought to be a security threat, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). The Court held that various provisions of the IRPA, including provisions relating to the length of detention and denial of a review process, were unconstitutional.  The Court suspended its order to strike the offending sections for one year.
Majority/Dissent: 9/0