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The aim of this guide is to increase understanding of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to heighten awareness of its importance in our daily lives. The discussion is for explanatory purposes only, and should not be taken as legal interpretation of the provisions of the Charter.

Section 15 of the Canadian...

The Constitution is a set of laws containing the basic rules about how our country operates. For example, it contains the powers of the federal government and those of the provincial governments in Canada. The Charter sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society. Some of the rights and freedoms contained in the Charter are:.

Before the Charter came into effect, other Canadian laws protected many of the rights and freedoms that are now brought together in it. One example is the Canadian Bill of Rights, which Parliament enacted in The Charter differs from these laws by being part of the Constitution of Canada.

The Constitution is the supreme law of Canada. Generally speaking, all other laws must be consistent with the rules set out in the Constitution. If they are not, they may not be valid. Since the Charter is part of the Constitution, laws that limit Charter rights may be invalid.

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