To what extent has Canada affirmed Collective Rights. What are Collective Rights . Collective rights are the rights that belong to groups of people and are entrenched (fixed) in Canada’s constitution
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Who has collective rights?
In the west First Nations and Canada negotiated the treaties for many reasons:
In 1890 the Manitoba School Act abolished public funding for Catholic schools and made Manitoba officially an English-only province.
In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled that it was in violation of section 23 of the Charter for Francophone parents to educate their children in Anglophone schools in Quebec since section 23 protects the rights of Francophones as a minority culture.
1896-1910, Metis farms were established at St. Paul des Metis on land provided by the Catholic Church. The Metis however did not have title to the land and had to move when the settlement closed.
In 1990 the Alberta government put forth legislation in which the Metis received settlements as permanent land base with the right to manage their own affairs.
In 2004, the Metis Settlement General Council and Metis Nation of Alberta developed