Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Charter of Rights and Freedoms

(Canada) see BILL OF RIGHTS.
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Ottawa must comply with the requirements of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, act in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and release Meng Wanzhou without any delay.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a bill of rights--a statement of rights and freedoms that was added to the Constitution in 1982.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982).
Michel Drapeau responds: It is encouraging to have confirmation, in writing, from the Office of the Judge Advocate General, that "[under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Forces members serving abroad have exactly the same rights to legal counsel as any other Canadian citizen." On this point we should all be extremely delighted, as it appears changes must be on the horizon within the Forces.
With the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, (3) Canada joined the family of nations operating under a post-Second World War regime of rights-protection.
The Supreme Court of Ontario ruled unanimously in March 1983 that the Board of Censors was operating in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It found that the Board had been "vague, undefined, and totally discretionary" in using its powers under The Theatres Act and that it had no legal right to decide what the public should be prohibited from viewing.
The Canadian bilingual language regime has its origins in the British North America Act.(19) Now called the Constitution Act, 1867, it contains in Section 133 a bilingual language requirement for provincial legislatures and courts.(20) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982 (Canadian Charter) substantially extends this bilingual regime.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a part of Section 77 of the Indian Act violates the equality provision contained in Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canada's Supreme Court ruled that the Alberta legislature violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms when it failed to include "sexual orientation" in the categories protected by the province's anti-discrimination statute.
Its aim is to provide the Canadian judiciary with information on foreign experience when it is called upon to apply and interpret the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which came into force in 1982, together with the Constitution Act.
Seven Canadian academics and journalists contribute seven diverse essays exploring the conflict between equality rights, as embedded in the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and multiculturalism as policy and practice.
Moreover, the Canadian judiciary, through its "reading into" the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms rights unforeseen by its drafters, has advanced the recreational concept of sex.
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