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Definition: Short form for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the bill of rights that is part of the Constitution Act 1982.
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Produced by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, this guide uses easy-reference language yet provides detailed explanations. It is suitable for students from Grade 7-12 and for newcomers wishing to learn more about the Charter. Available in English or French. (free download via Scribd, 48 pages)

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Building a Just Society is an eclectic Web exhibition created by Library and Archives Canada to mark the 25th aniversary of Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms (adopted April 17, 1982). It is a historical collection of records (images, articles, books, etc.) about the governance and political culture in Canada, and the achievement of Canadian rights and freedoms.

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The CCLA fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada. Founded in 1964, they are an independent, national, nongovernmental organization, working in the courts, before legislative committees, in the classrooms, and in the streets, protecting the rights and freedoms cherished by Canadians and entrenched in our Constitution.

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This online resource is a publication of the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta This resource provides information about: what the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is; the relationship between the Charter and criminal law; what happens if a law conflicts with the Charter; how the Charter affects criminal investigations, trials and punishments; how the Charter affects the role of the Crown Prosecutor in criminal investigations; how judges are affected by the Charter; where you can find information about leading cases decided under the Charter; and where you can online information about the Charter.

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These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information about constitutionally-protected French-language minority rights outside of Québec and are divided into 5 sections: General Information; Education Rights; Rights Regarding Government Services and Communications; Rights Regarding Access to Legislation and Government Publications; and Judicial Rights.

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This ebook is a collection of posts published on about section 15 of the Charter. The site is maintained by the University of Calgary Faculty of Law.

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This website is maintained by the Canadian Heritage Human Rights Program. The mission of the Human Rights Program is to promote the development, understanding, respect for and enjoyment of human rights in Canada. To accomplish this, the program undertakes educational and promotional activities involving the public, educators, non-governmental organizations, government departments and others.

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The Canadian Human Rights Commission website on the evolution of human rights in 20th Century Canada. Explores the key court cases and laws that have shaped human rights in our country since 1900.

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This resource is made available throught LawCentral Schools. Part 1 of this power point with audio gives an overview  of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms since its beginning.  It discusses what the Charter is and is not and explains in detail the meaning using examples in the specific sections of the Charter.  Part 2 talks about Section 8, search and seizure.  It delves more deeply into all the tests the courts do to determine if there really is a Charter infringement. There are some review questions at the end of the presentation.

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This booklet is for people who would like to learn more about their constitutionally-protected French language rights outside of Quebec.

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