- Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association
- 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 therein.
- Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
- Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.
- Everyone has the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.
- Everyone is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.
- English and French are the official languages of Canada and have equality of status and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Parliament and government of Canada.
- The guarantee in this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed so as to abrogate: abolish a law or custom by legislation; do away with.abrogate or derogate from any aboriginal, treaty or other rights or freedoms that pertain to the aboriginal people of Canada.
Native Peoples; New France; The Acadians
- 1500 Native Peoples of Canada
- 1663 New France
- 1755 The Acadians
The Conquest; Quebec Act; Canada Act
- 1759 The Conquest
- 1774 Quebec Act
- 1791 Canada Act
Act of Union; Responsible Government; Road to Confederation
- 1840 Act of Union
- 1848 Responsible Government
- 1850 Road to Confederation
& British Columbia join
- 1867 Confederation
- 1870 Manitoba Joins Confederation
- 1871 British Columbia Joins Confederation
Native Treaties; PEI joins; Supreme Court formation
The Last Spike; Manitoba Schools Act; The Klondike
- 1885 The Last Spike
- 1890 Manitoba Schools Act
- 1890s The Klondike
Alberta & Saskatchewan join; World War I; The Roaring Twenties
- 1905 Alberta & Saskatchewan Created
- 1914-18 World War I
- 1920s The Roaring Twenties
The Great Depression; World War II; Newfoundland joins
- 1930s The Great Depression
- 1939-45 World War II
- 1949 Newfoundland Joins Canada
- 1960 to present:
The Quiet Revolution; Patriation of the Constitution; Canadian Government today
- 1960s The Quiet Revolution
- 1982 Patriation of the Constitution
- Canadian Government Today
- Chart of Government Structure
- Executive Branch
- Governor General
- Legislative Branch
- House of Commons
- Comparison of Federal & Provincial Governments
- Political Parties
- How Laws are Made
- Other Countries with a Federal System
- Bruce Hutchison Interview
- Meech, Charlottetown, Referendum '95
- The Three Sovereigntist Errors