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POLS 2300
J Lewis

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms Part 1 What Do Rights and Freedoms MeanRightsentitlements Freedomsliberty without restraint Political rightsfundamental freedoms Democratic rights Legal rights Economic rights Equality rights Language rights Fundamental Freedoms Section 22 Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms a freedom of conscience and religionb freedom of thought belief opinion and expression including freedom of the press and other media of communicationc freedom of peaceful assembly andd freedom of associationThe Queen v Big M Drug Mart Ltd 1985First case to interpret Section 2 right to freedom of conscience and religionStruck down Albertas Lord Day Act that made it illegal for the sale of goods on Sunday Big M Drug Mart CalgaryRepresented major transformation in Canada seen as a Christian society Democratic Rights Sections 35 y Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly and to be qualified for membership thereiny 4 1 No House of Commons and no legislative assembly shall continue for longer than five years from the date fixed for the return of the writs of a general election of its members y 2 In time of real or apprehended war invasion or insurrection a House of Commons may be continued by Parliament and a legislative assembly may be continued by the legislature beyon
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