Sources of Rights in Canada. Canada is admired around the world for the rights and freedoms that its citizens enjoy – United Nation human Development Index UN Human Dev. Index What rights or freedoms do you think are the most important for Canadians?
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A) A highly qualified engineer complains that a company chose not to hire him because he is a Muslim.
B) A woman complains that the police searched her backpack in an unreasonable way and that the drug charges against her should not apply because her rights were violated.
Sources of Rights in Canada
The Charter of Rights protects Canadians from unreasonable laws and actions by government
ie. arrest, search
The Rights of
Human Rights Acts in each province protect Canadians from discrimination by other citizensie) hiring, firing, renting
Testers: Identify the Source – Human Rights or Charter Rights?