Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.
CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
- Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
- freedom of conscience and religion;
- freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
- freedom of peaceful assembly; and
- freedom of association.
Democratic Rights of Citizens
(2). In time of real or apprehended war, invasion or insurrection, a House of Commons may be continued by Parliament and a legislative assembly may be continued by the legislature beyond five years if such continuation is not opposed by the votes of more than one-third of the members of the House of Commons or the legislative assembly, as the case may be. (82)
Mobility Rights of Citizens.
(2). Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident of Canada has the right.
(a) to move to and take up residence in any province; and
(b) to pursue the gaining of a livelihood in any province.
(3). The rights specified in subsection (2) are subject to;
(a) any laws or practices of general application in force in a province other than those that discriminate among persons primarily on the basis of province of present or previous residence; and
(b) any laws providing for reasonable residency requirements as a qualification for the receipt of publicly provided social services.
(4). Subsections (2) and (3) do not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration in a province of conditions of individuals in that province who are socially or economically disadvantaged if the rate of employment in that province is below the rate of employment in Canada..continue reading » » » » » »