The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a number of rights and freedoms, including freedom of expression and the right to equality. It forms part of our Constitution – the highest law in all of Canada – and is one of our country’s greatest accomplishments.

Learn about the Charter

The Charter’s history, how it has shaped Canada, and how it protects your rights

The rights and freedoms the Charter protects

A list of the rights and freedoms laid out in the Charter

Examples of Charter-related cases

Examples of cases that had an impact on Canadian society

Charter statements

A Statement identifies potential effects that a bill may have on rights and freedoms


Summaries of each Charter section, its purpose, and how it was developed

Graphics and learning resources

Shareable graphics, posters and infobites about the Charter

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