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Some Clauses from the Charter
  • Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
    (a) freedom of conscience and religion;
    (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
    (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
    (d) freedom of association

  • Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership therein.

  • Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.

  • Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.

  • Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.

  • Everyone is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.

  • English and French are the official languages of Canada and have equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and government of Canada.

  • The guarantee in this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed so as to abrogate: abolish a law or custom by legislation; do away with.abrogate or derogate from any aboriginal, treaty or other rights or freedoms that pertain to the aboriginal people of Canada.
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