Infographic: Rights and freedoms

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Infographic: Rights and freedoms - Text version

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Fundamental Freedoms: The Charter protects the freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, and association.

Democratic Rights: The Charter protects rights that enable you to participate in the democratic process and have your voice heard in Parliament.

Mobility Rights: All Canadians have the right to enter, stay in and leave Canada. The Charter also guarantees that you can look for work or set up a business anywhere in Canada.

Legal Rights: The Charter provides a broad set of legal rights that protect us in our dealings with the justice system. It ensures that everyone is treated fairly during legal proceedings.

Equality Rights: Everyone has the right not to be discriminated against by the government based on personal characteristics like race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age disability or sexual orientation.

Official Languages Rights: English and French both have equal status, rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and government of Canada.

Minority Language Education Rights: The Charter requires that provincial governments provide education to its citizens in the minority official language of the province where numbers warrant.