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An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

 
Preamble
 
The Parliament of Canada, affirming that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions;

 
Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law;
 

PART I Bill of Rights
 

Recognition and declaration of rights and freedoms
 
1 It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,
 
     
  • (a) the right      of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment      of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due      process of law;
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  • (b) the right of the      individual to equality before      the law and the protection of the law;
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  • (c) freedom of religion;
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  • (d) freedom of speech;
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  • (e) freedom of assembly and      association; and
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  • (f) Freedom of the press.
 

Construction of law
 
2 Every law of Canada shall, unless it is expressly declared by an Act of the Parliament of Canada that it shall operate notwithstanding the Canadian Bill of Rights, be so construed and applied as not to abrogate, abridge or infringe or to authorize the abrogation, abridgment or infringement of any of the rights or freedoms herein recognized and declared, and in particular, no law of Canada shall be construed or applied so as to
 
     
  • (a) authorize or effect the      arbitrary detention, imprisonment or exile of any person;
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  • (b) impose or authorize the      imposition of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment;
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  • (c) deprive a person who has      been arrested or detained
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    • (i) of the right to be       informed promptly of the reason for his arrest or detention,
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    • (ii) of the right to retain       and instruct counsel without delay, or
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    • (iii) of the remedy by way       of habeas corpus for the determination of the validity       of his detention and for his release if the detention is not lawful;
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  • (d) authorize a court,      tribunal, commission, board or other authority to compel a person to give      evidence if he is denied counsel, protection against self crimination or      other constitutional safeguards;
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  • (e) deprive a person of the      right to a fair hearing in accordance with the principles of fundamental      justice for the determination of his rights and obligations;
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  • (f) deprive a person charged      with a criminal offence of the right to be presumed innocent until proved      guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and      impartial tribunal, or of the right to reasonable bail without just cause;      or
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  • (g) deprive a person of the      right to the assistance of an interpreter in any proceedings in which he      is involved or in which he is a party or a witness, before a court,      commission, board or other tribunal, if he does not understand or speak      the language in which such proceedings are conducted.
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