(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.
Food for thought:
- If I think about committing a crime, is that a crime?
- If I express a belief in a criminal activity, for example legalizing Marijuana, is that a crime?
- If I get together with a group of people and burn a Canadian Flag is that a crime?
The power to alter basic laws and forms of government through voting
It is absolute (for those over age 18)
The quality of being able to move freely
Rights relating to law of the processes of law
Rights that make sure laws and policies promote full participation in society by everyone
Are equality rights absolute? NO (not everyone can purchase alcohol, not everybody can drive)
Rights explaining the equal status of French and English in Parliament
Minority Language Rights
Provides for minority education rights in English and French only and for Canadian citizens
Provisions of education in a minority language are taken out of public funds only if there are a sufficient number of citizens to warrant the service (and the term sufficient is described by the province)
Inherent, collective rights which flow from their original occupation of Canada
Canada’s multicultural heritage should be considered when forming and interpreting legislation