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In Brief: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a 1-4 page plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic.

People in Canada benefit from a generous system of rights and freedoms that is guaranteed by law and protected by the courts. This handout explores the legal foundations of these in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Suitable as a follow-up to the OJEN handout, ‘The Canadian Constitution’, this resource highlights key rights and freedoms and encourages students to delve deeper into the Charter by examining the mechanisms by which it is applied, enforced and even modified.

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