Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Overview

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a broad range of freedoms and rights. This script provides an overview of these rights and freedoms, what you can do if you think a law or government action violates your Charter rights, and the kinds of remedies courts give if Charter rights are violated.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Charter rights, fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, rights on arrest, equality rights, language rights, human rights, reasonable limits, remedies, Dial-A-Law
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