Individual rights and freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms establishes the basic principles and values, which all Canadians are guided. The Charter is a major part of Canadian Constitution. Charter defines and guarantees individual rights in seven main areas:

  1. Fundamental freedoms
  2. Democratic rights
  3. Right to move
  4. Legal rights
  5. Equality Rights
  6. Major languages of Canada
  7. The right to learn languages of national minorities.

Charter protects you even before you become a Canadian citizen. The two most important piece are articles 2 and 7.

Article 2 states: Everyone has the following fundamental rights: freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thoughts, believes and expressions, including freedom of the press and other media, freedom of peaceful meetings and freedom of associations .

Article 7 states: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security, and this right can not be broken ever, except the actions carried out under the principles of fundamental justice. You are responsible of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms understanding and supporting of the. This means what you need to defend your rights and the rights of others. For example, your right of freedom of denomination means that you must be tolerant to religion of other people.