Rights and Freedoms guaranteed in our Canadian Constitution

Clauses 2 and 7 through 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, adopted in 1982, guarantee our rights and freedoms in Canada:

2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.

7 through 15 concern arrest, search, trial, etc and equality before the law

 

However, Section 33, the Notwithstanding Clause, allows federal, territorial and provincial governments to pass a law that limits these freedoms, with 5 year maximum effect (though it can be re-enacted).  It has been deemed permissible and proper for our governments to limit our Fundamental Freedoms, if it seems wise and necessary.

You can read the rights and freedoms at    https://caid.ca/ConstAct010208.pdf

It's also interesting to search on  Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms  Notwithstanding Clause

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