The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a bill of rights that forms part of Canada’s constitution. It protects individual rights and freedoms from unreasonable and unjustified government action. The Charter is different from human rights statutes, which protect individuals from discrimination by the government and private actors (for information on human rights regimes, click here).
The links below provide a guide on how the Charter works and what it protects. Information on how to make a Charter claim is located here.
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Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
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