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Definition of Canadian charter of rights and freedoms

Canadian charter of rights and freedoms Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A legal charter, formally a part of the Constitution Act, 1982, which entrenches in the Canadian constitution certain fundamental rights and freedoms.
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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , in Canada often simply the Charter, is a bill of rights entrenched in the Constitution of Canada. It forms the first part of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada from the policies and actions of all areas and levels of government. It is designed to unify Canadians around a set of principles that embody those rights. The Charter was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada on April 17, 1982, along with the rest of the Act.

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