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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
November 23, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Individual Values and Rights in Canada



Canadians understand the balance between freedom and responsibility. Canadian society is based on belief that the interests of individual people are best served by providing them with the freedom to choose their own path while not loosing sight of the responsibility to others.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the part of our Constitution that outlines the civil rights and liberties of every citizen in Canada:

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
  • freedom of conscience and religion;
  • freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
  • freedom of peaceful assembly;
  • freedom of association.