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Guarantee of rights and freedoms

Section 1; Live as a free citizen in a democratic nation, with certain legal limitations

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Fundamental freedoms

Section 2; Follow any religion of choice; Believe what one wants; Express opinions openly without fear; Associate with whomever one chooses; Able to meet with others peacefully

Freedom of conscience and religion; thought, belief, opinion, expression, the press; peaceful assembly; association

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Democratic Rights

Section 3-5; Can vote in elections at least once every five years at age 18; Can run as a candidate in elections at age 18

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Mobility Rights

Section 6; Able to enter, remain in , or leave Canada; Able to live, work, or study wherever one wishes in Canada

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Legal Rights

Section 7-14; Have a right to life, liberty, and security of person; Have the right not to be arbitrarily arrested and detained; Have the right to a fair trial if one is accused of a crime; Have the rights to humane treatment

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Equality Rights

Section 15; Able to live, study, and work regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age, and mental or physical ability; Have the right to be treated as "equal before and under the law"

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Official Languages of Canada

Section 16-22; Able to communicate with and receive federal government services in English or French; Able to use French or English in any federal court

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Minority Language Educational RIghts

Section 23; Can have children educated in either French or English where sufficient numbers of students exist

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Enforcement

Section 24; Able to take hte matter to court should any of the above rights and freedoms be denied

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General

Section 25-31; Aboriginal peoples of Canada retain any rights previously established; Charter to be interpreted consistent with the preservation and enhancement of multiculturalism; Rights under the Charter are guaranteed equally to both sexes

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List the rights on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

1. Guarantee of rights and freedoms
2. Fundamental freedoms of conscience and religion; thought, belief, opinion, expression, and the press; peaceful assembly; association
3. Democratic Rights
4. Mobility Rights
5. Legal Rights
6. Equality Rights
7. Official Languages of Canada
8. Minority Language Educational RIghts
9. Enforcement
10 General

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What rights can be violated? What rights cannot be violated?

Can be violated:
fundamental freedoms
legal rights
equality rights

Cannot be violated:
democratic rights
mobility rights
language rights