The Charter Of Rights And Freedoms Essay

1347 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
In Canada, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is considered to be one of the fundamentals of this nation. In the text below, I will argue that the Charter has indeed strengthened democracy in this nation by illustrating five points. I fully agree with Larry Diamond, a political scientist, on his point of view of democratic system. He believes that it should include active participation of all citizens by making a law that protects and applies to the population equally.

What is Democracy?
First of all, to better understand the content of this essay the definition of democracy is essential. Democracy is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Democracy is also referred to as "rule of the majority".

First of all, the Charter of Rights and Freedom has limited police power. It is considered a reasonable initiative in the government’s part to put limits on the police force for the good of the general public. For example, in a recent case in Montreal, the police had put many reporters’ phones under surveillance. It is an act that violated people’s privacy and an intrusion on part two and part three of people’s fundamental rights that states “…. [Freedom] to associate with whomever we wish, as long as we do not infringe valid laws, which protect the rights and interests of others.” It also states that” The media are free to print and…

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