Canadian Charter of Rights

Guaranteed Rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights

Fundamental Freedoms:


-Freedom of conscience and religion


-Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press

and other media of communication


-Freedom of peaceful assembly

-Freedom of association


Mobility Rights:


-Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada. Rights to move and

gain livelihood.

-Every Canadian citizen has the right to move to and take up residence in any province; and

to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.

- Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada. Rights to move and gain livelihood


Legal Rights:


-Any person charged with an offence has the right

to be informed without unreasonable delay of the specific offence

- Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment


Equality Rights:


- Every individual is equal before and under the law

-Everyone must be treated equally and groups should not be

disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin

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