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Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Erin Power

on 28 November 2010

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Transcript of Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Women's Suffrage (right to vote): 1918 Traditional views of women Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: 1982 INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS Under the Charter know them! why? The Charter - part of our constitutional framework - describes our rights and freedoms.

Knowing these laws will allow Canadians to protect their identity and quality of life! IT MEANS WE CAN LOok like this guy. wHAT DOES THAT MEAN? C
D And less like these guys ... LET'S BE CLEAR: Fundamental Freedoms Democratic Rights Mobility Rights Legal Rights Equality Rights: NO PREJUDICE
or DISCRIMINATION! express your opinion
freedom of religion VOTING Right to move around and
leave the country Let's go back a few years and see how the government treated certain
groups of people Canadian women were barred from voting and
running as candidates in federal elections
for over fifty years! Emily Howard Stowe was Canada's first female doctor and led a group in the fight for suffrage since 1876. To avoid being shut down, she named her group the
Toronto Women's Literary Club. How were First Nations treated? 1876: the Indian Act People of European descent viewed European way of life as superior to other cultures. The Indian Act was passed by the Canadian government in 1876 without consenting First Nations people.
The Act required the following: First Nations people must have government permission to dress traditionally
Traditional ceremonies were prohibited
Participation in government was also prohibited What attitudes does the Charter reflect towards women today? Other racist behavior on part of the government ... -INTERNMENT CAMPS -
what are they? A large detention center created for political opponents, enemy aliens,
people with mental illness, members of specific ethnic groups. Ukrainian Canadians: At the beginning of WWI in 1914, people of Ukrainian and German descent were sent to camps because
such people fell
within 'enemy territory.' What happened in the camps? Likewise, during WWII (1941) when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Japanese Canadians who spent years in Canada were suddenly viewed with hatred and suspicion People of various ethnicities were forced to do hard labor with no pay. The government sold their homes,
businesses and possessions.

Many of the detainees spent DECADES building their lives in Canada and suddenly had nothing.
***HOW DID THE GOVERNMENT GET AWAY WITH TREATING PEOPLE SO BADLY?*** WAR MEASURES ACT- 1914-1988 20,000 Japanese people were forced onto trains and moved into
British Columbia's interior. The Canadian government gave itself sweeping emergency powers over the people in the event of "war, invasion or violent anti-government behavior." A SHORT HISTORY Only in 1988 did the government formally apologize to Japanese Canadians. Individual survivors received money and their communities received funding.
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