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.
In 2019, the Charter turns 37. Follow us on Twitter @JusticeCanadaEN and on Facebook @JusticeCanadaEn as all throughout April, we take a trip down memory lane through 1982, highlighting key moments leading up to the signing of the Charter. Tell us how you will be celebrating the Charter!
The Charter’s history, how it has shaped Canada, and how it protects your rights
Examples of cases that had an impact on Canadian society
Summaries of each Charter section, its purpose, and how it was developed
The Charter is available in HTML and can also be downloaded in PDF or Braille Ready Format.
A list of the rights and freedoms laid out in the Charter
A Statement identifies potential effects that a bill may have on rights and freedoms
Shareable graphics, posters and infobites about the Charter
"Principles guiding the Attorney General of Canada in Charter litigation", which sets out 6 principles that guide litigation strategy in Charter challenges.
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