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WHY DO A ‘CHARTER CHALLENGE’?

FOR THE NEXT FEW MINUTES, THIS IS WHAT I WILL BE DISCUSSING WITH YOU.

THERE IS A SAYING – “IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, YOU DON’T HAVE ANY!”

THE VARIOUS CONSTITUTIONS OF CANADA HAVE BEEN BUILT UPON EACH OTHER.

THE LATEST IS OUR CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, WHICH AMENDED THE CONSTITUTION ACT IN 1982.  CLAUSE 1 SETS OUT WHAT IT DOES:

THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS GUARANTEES THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS    SET OUT IN ITSUBJECT ONLY TO SUCH REASONABLE LIMITS  PRESCRIBED BY LAW AS CAN BE         DEMONSTRABLY JUSTIFIED IN A FREE AND DEMOCARTIC SOCIETY.”

OUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE SET OUT IN CLAUSES  7 – 15; OF THESE, OUR GREATEST PROTECTION IS IN CLAUSE 7:     “EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND SECURITY OF THE PERSON AND THE                    RIGHT NOT TO BE DEPRIVED THEREOF EXCEPT…

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