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Why are collective rights important to all Canadians?

How are Francophone rights respected in Communities in Alberta? In Quebec?
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Lesley McGhee

on 2 November 2012

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Transcript of Why are collective rights important to all Canadians?

How are Francophone rights respected in Communities in Alberta? In Quebec? How are Collective rights important to all Canadians? What are the Collective Rights? The Collective rights are the rights for a particular group of people. Ex: The rights of a Canadian citizen and a Aboriginal person are different. An Aboriginal person may have certain rights that a normal Canadian wouldn't, like they have rights to certain land, special hunting rights, and they get some things like medication and eye glasses payed for. Education In Alberta, the law states that if you as a parent speak French as your first language, you have the right to put your child in a Francophone school. You also have the rights to have authority in these schools. However, you also have the right to educate your child in an English speaking school. In Quebec, if you are a French Canadian citizen, your child does not have the right to go to English school, because it takes away French identity. However, if you are an immigrant who lives in Quebec, your child has the right to English education. Certain Rules Before the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, collective rights were not as big of a deal as they are today. Some rules have been changed and added onto the collective rights since the Charter. Ex: Before the Charter, you did not have to print a public sign such as a billboard on the road telling you directions in both French and English. The Charter has added on that law, because it was discrimination to not have directions in both languages. Now if you see a sign like that, it will have the message written in the official language of the province, and in the other language smaller, underneath it. So in Quebec, the sign will be in French with small English writing underneath it, and in Alberta, the sign will be in English with small French writing underneath. How has collective rights overtime shaped Canada's sense of identity? Canada is the only country with collective rights, and collective rights shows people of other countries and all Canadians that Canada is a free country, and that everybody is equal no matter race, gender, etc. It shows that quality of life in Canada is important and cannot be taken away, and that each individual has their own identity. It gives Canada the identity as a very successful, advanced country. Why are collective rights important to individual Canadians? Bibliography "Francophone Schools." Alberta Education -. N.p. Web. 29 Oct. 2012. http://education.alberta.ca/parents/choice/francophone.aspx

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Albertan French Communities A french community is a community where many french speaking people live. Some of these french communities are the Bonnie Doon part of Edmonton, and St. Paul which is in the northern part of Alberta. In communities like these, there are thousands of French speaking people. Alberta has many french speaking communities. Collective rights are important to Canadian's as individuals, because it is what allows us to show our true identity. If we did not have collective rights, there would be discrimination of race, gender, etc. And many people would be upset with it. Collective rights helps us to show our identity, which makes our quality of life good. Collective rights helps people who live in Canada to stay happy and get the voice and equality they deserve. Francophone Rights By: Lesley, Lexi, Kamryn All Canadians Collective Rights By: Lesley, Lexi, and Kamryn Collective Rights Canada is the only country in the world that has collective rights. They believe that every one has the right to have their own religion, race, opinion, etc. and that this makes up our identity. Many other countries believe that this is too hard to do, but Canada thinks otherwise. Everyone has the rights that they have in there identity. Ex: An aboriginal women would have the rights of a Canadian women, and Aboriginal rights, which means that she would have rights to the Indian Act. How do Laws Recognize the Status of Aboriginal People in Canada? By: Lesley, Lexi, Kamryn The Indian Act The Indian Act is an act that has been made to show the special rights that Aboriginal people have. We give Aboriginal people these certain rights, because when the British first came to Canada, they were unfair to the First Nations and forced them to go to their schools, and learn their language, religion, etc. Forcing them to forgot their heritage. Some of these rights are rights to live on reserved land, special hunting rights, and they get healthcare and eye glasses payed for by the government.
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