Sauvé v. Canada (Chief Electoral Officer), 2002. Case 34. Background. The right to vote lies at the heart of Canadian democracy. S. 3 of the Charter gives every Canada the right to vote.
“Charter rights are not a matter of privilege or merit, but a function of membership in Canadian polity.”
“Punishment must also fulfill a legitimate penal purpose, including deterrence, rehabilitation, retribution and denunciation (…).”