Rights and Responsibilities in a Democracy

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Rights and Responsibilities in a Democracy

Rights and Responsibilites in a Democracy

The right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the laws against libel, incitement to violence or rebellion. With the right of freedom of speech comes the responsibility to express one's opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others.

Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in, and leave Canada. Every citizen of Canada and every person who has the status of a permanent resident to move to and take up residence in any province. With this right comes the responsiblitlty to maintain your residence and pay taxes.

Freedom of Movement

Every Canadian citizen has the right to vote in an election of the Canadian leadership. With this right comes the responsibility to use our vote to express our opinions in elections.

Democratic Rights

By: Hannah Beckford

Freedom of Speech

Every individual is equal before the and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, or mental or physical disability. With this right comes the responsibility to discourage discrimination and injustice.

The right to life

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice. With this right we have the responsibility to protect and care for it.

Equality Rights

Sources- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms


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