Inclusive Equality: The Relational Dimensions of Systemic Discrimination in Canada
Published on Sep 1, 2010
Inclusive Equality explores the legal meaning of equality, examining both the substantive conditions of inequality and the dynamic institutional and structural processes that reproduce it. It provides a critical review of evolving conceptions of equality and systemic discrimination in Canada, tracing developments in both the legislative and constitutional domains. Emphasizing the need for a broad, contextual approach, Colleen Sheppard outlines an approach to identifying and remedying inequality that is attentive to individual narratives of inequality, institutional relationships, and broader structural sources of exclusion. In a brilliant argument that insists on societal changes to make equality a reality, Sheppard provides critical insights on preventing discrimination and affirming an inclusive vision of equality.