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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, these groups are discriminated against very harshly. Recently, several Canadian newspapers republished a Danish comic that portrays people of the Islamic faith as extremist terrorists. People of Islamic faith have filed complaints on the basis of discrimination.…

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    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms can be seen as all-encompassing, and yet, it does not dictate the rules to follow regarding a major component of each person’s life: employment. Or does it? A vast portion of our lives in Canada is spent working, and regardless of the work environment, we interact with other people who may or may not come from the same backgrounds and ideologies as we do. With no specific terminology in the Charter that includes employment law, we must look between…

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    HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL TRIBUNAL ASSIGNMENT LAWS 228 Section 002 Kuangli Zou 300783156 The tribunal I visited is Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, which is located at 655 Bay Street, 14th Floor. It is one of the seven tribunals, which form the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO, 2015); and the other six tribunals are Child and Family Services Review Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Landlord and Tenant Board, etc. The case I heard is about sexual…

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    compromise of conflicting rights which need to be achieved through a constitutional justification. The Court's decision makes the important declaration that safety and other concerns must be clearly established before an infringement of freedom of religion is justified. Similarly the Multani decision also provides insight to the proper relationship between administrative decisions and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms in Canada. Given the Charter the charter has existed for over…

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    Systemic Racism In Canada

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    Since the 1970s, Canada has been internationally recognized for adopting a political culture of multiculturalism. Canada’s national identity is also perceived by the society and by the government as being culturally diverse. This is due to the vast amount of different cultures that reside in Canada other than the Aboriginal peoples and Caucasian people. People not of aboriginal or Caucasian descent are understood as the visible minorities which make up approximately 19 percent of Canada’s…

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    The Canadian approach towards religion is associated with promoting multiculturalism (freedom of religion). In 1971, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau implemented multiculturalism as an “official government policy” (Canadian Multiculturalism Policy). Multiculturalism promotes cultural and religious freedom to all individuals while recognizing their contribution within Canadian society (Canadian Multiculturalism Policy). In addition, the goal of multiculturalism is celebrating…

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    they may unintentionally harm the patient. So, informed consent is very important to protect patient’s right and nurses are in an ideal place to play the advocacy role in different ways such as, a defender of patient’s right, .Johnston, M.J., (2009), also reemphasized the advocacy role of nurses and moral purpose of informed consent is to protect patients from the harm and to improve quality of life. (AJN, 2009). Quick (2010), emphasized that nurses should play mediator role that they should…

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    According to Aristotle “Rule of law is better than rule of any man”. The rule of law is fundamental to a well-functioning society. It ensures fairness in society and formal equality for all its citizens. In Canada, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Any laws or actions of government not in accordance with the constitution are unlawful. This ensures that public officials do not abuse their powers. Historically, Courts have been at the forefront of holding public officials…

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    The visual arts community has been the source and centre of controversy for many centuries. Beginning from the 16th century, artwork has continuously fell victim to destruction and restriction for the purpose of censorship; a protective measure set in place to regulate representations that are too radically departed from morality and aesthetic convention. Not much has changed over the numerous decades leading to the present era, as controversial art pieces dealing with obscene subject matter are…

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    Rights And Freedoms

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    Introduction 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…

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