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Political Science
POLI 1119

Affirmative Actions , aboriginals, canadiancharters o 15(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program, or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national, or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, or mental or physical disability. o If both people have similar education, abilities, etc., you can use one of these characteristics as a final determinant (e.g. If both man and woman are equally qualified for hiring, the woman can use gender discrimination as a final determinant) o Groups that are historically disadvantaged Aboriginal Treaty Rights o The guarantee in this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed so as to abrogate or derogate from any aboriginal, treaty other rights or freedoms that pertain to the aboriginal peoples of Canada including;  Any rights or freedoms that have been recognized by the Royal Proclamation of October 7, 1763; and  Any rights or freedoms that now exist by way of land claims agreements or may be so acquired o Elevates treaty rights  Charter Canadians o Charter created new sense of being Canadian o Term coined by Alan Cairns (1988)  Felt that the Charter instituted a new way of being  Redefined rel
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