Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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    laws and rights have been society’s foundation for nations all around the world. Laws are rules that people are made to follow by the government; a right is something a person has that should not be taken away from them. Both play an important role in determining the order of society in a nation and over time, each country developed their own constitution. As early as the Magna Carta and as recent as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, countries began developing written documents, in order to record and address the rights of individuals in their country. For Canada, this step was taken 34 years ago, with the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982. The Charter set forth a…

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    The Canadian Charter of Freedoms and Rights of 1982 clearly outlines rights of all Canadians. Part three states that every citizen of Canada has “the right to vote”. Consequently, it was evident that this was not always the case. Certain actions toward Canadian women that have labeled and at times, outwardly stated they were undeserving of certain rights were a reality. The fact that this demeaning behavior existed and was aimed at Canadian women can certainly be considered deplorable and…

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    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the basic human rights and freedoms for Canadians and is the fundamental law which keeps Canadian society civilized and unprejudiced. For young people, the Equality Rights in section 15 in the Charter is most important because it protects their rights, constructs a equitable environment for their growth and provides equivalent opportunities for them in the society. The center concept of Equality Rights is that every individual has the right…

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    I. INTRODUCTION Freedom of expression is one of Canada’s fundamental freedoms, as laid out by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This freedom is highly valued in most democratic countries and as such is very highly protected. The Ontario Human Right Code grants everyone freedom from discrimination on multiple different grounds. Recently, conflicts have occurred between these two rights when the freedom of expression is used to discriminate against a person or group of persons. Often,…

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    The laws that are at issue in this case are S.1 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. Sections 3 of the Charter which states that every Canadian citizen has the right to vote. Section 52(1) of the Charter which states that the Constitution of Canada is the supreme law of Canada, and any law that is…

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    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Stemming from France’s National Assembly, the declaration holds one of the utmost importance when discussing the French Revolution, and the history of civil and human rights. It served as a firm assertion of the beliefs and values held by the revolutionaries, it was what they were fighting for. Consequently the declaration inspired an enormous amount of civil right constitutions and other forms of enactments all across the world. For instance,…

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    The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom states, “Canada is grounded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God” (Russell 1999). According to Russell (1999), this can also be considered the “God-clause.” The three articles discuss this notion of stating “the supremacy of God” in the preamble of the Canadian Charter. Although the articles have different views about the preamble, I highly agree with Russell’s (1999) article titled, “The Supremacy of God does not belong…

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    meaning of s. 15(2) of the Charter? No. Subsection 17(5) of the Act does not establish an ameliorative law to make the conditions of Canadian Aboriginals better within the context of s. 15(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It takes away the right of other ethnic groups and races from being able to adopt an aboriginal child and is possibly subject to racial discrimination. If it is meant to improve conditions for aboriginals, it may be doing the opposite for other groups of…

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    Canada comply with the right not to testify against oneself or confess guilt? The Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada is a bill of rights that guarantees the rights and freedoms of Canadian citizens from the policies and and actions of all levels of government (the Charters). Section 7, 11, and 13 of the Charter protects guilty as well as innocent individuals when accused of a crime. It allows cizitens to remain silent and not testify against oneself during an interrogation process. The…

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    The Niqab Debate

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    Summary: In the article, The niqab debate, let's not forget, is about individual rights written by Neil Macdonald, from CBC news, discusses the federal court ruling which knocked down the conservative ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies. Zuera Ishaq, a Pakistani-born women challenged the courts, and the prohibition. Justice Keith M. Boswell ruled that wearing a niqab does not interfere in any way while taking the oath, and the Minister of Immigration does not have the authority to forbid…

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