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Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian Human Rights Act

This guide explains what discrimination is, how the law prohibits it, and what to do if someone discriminates against you. The guide deals with the federal Canadian Human Rights Act (the Act), but not with provincial or territorial laws.

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produced by
Canadian Human Rights Commission
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last reviewed
January 2010 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

Also available in:

French (PDF)

resource type
federal human rights complaint