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Your rights!

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Peter Skipper

on 11 October 2013

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Transcript of Your rights!

What are 'rights?'
Canada Grows Up!
- Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
- Patriation
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Signed by Queen Elizabeth II on April 7th, 1982
(The year Mr. Skipper was born)
- Came into effect in 1985
- Part of the constitution of Canada
- More collective rights than individual rights (USA)
- Supreme Court of Canada
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Broken down into sections:
- Equality rights:
- Democratic rights:
- Legal rights:
- Mobility rights:
- Language rights:
- Minority language education rights:
- Freedom of religion
- Freedom of thought
- Freedom of expression
- Freedom of the press
- Peaceful assembly
- Freedom of association
Are all these rights FREE?
Citizenship Responsibilities
1. Obeying the law
2. Taking care of one’s family
3. Serving on a jury
4. Voting in elections
5. Helping others in the community
6. Protecting and enjoying our heritage and environment
The Beginning...
- Prime Minister of Canada (John Diefenbaker)
- Canadian Bill of Rights in 1960
- Protected the basic rights of Canadians
a)Could be easily changed by future Federal Governments
b)Did not match Provincial laws

What about Malala?
- Malala wanted equal rights for all children (both boys and girls)
to have access to an education.
- How come the charter did not protect her?


Who's protecting the rest of the world?
- U.N. (United Nations) Founded in 1945
- The United Nations Headquarters
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
- Comes out of atrocities in WW2
- Guiness Book of Records
- Not legally binding, but has influenced several national
constitutions (including that of Canada)
- In 1990, the Convention on the Rights of the Child became
International Law

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