The [Supreme] Court has evolved from a largely legal, dispute-resolving body into a policy-making institution whose decisions have far-reaching implications for virtually all areas of Canada’s political, social, cultural and economic life.”
Taken from Macfarlane, E. (2013). Governing from the Bench: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role. Vancouver: UBC Press, p. 1
Assess this statement by picking two areas of human rights law/civil liberties and using examples of judicial influence on governmental policies. Is it accurate to state that Canadian courts (and the Supreme Court in particular) have become more activist in recent times? How does this impact our understanding of the division of powers in Canada?