The LCO commissioned this paper to provide background research for its Advancing Substantive Equality for Older Persons through Law, Policy and Practice project. The views expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the views of the LCO.


Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Framing the Discussion: United Nations Principles and the National Framework on Ageing
III. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
IV. Substitute Decision Making
V. Elder abuse and Exploitation
VI. Conclusions