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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Katie Morishita
                  The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects society by providing a set of rules for which citizens are to follow. Without following the rules society becomes dysfunctional with crimes being committed, and no one listening to the authorities. Some may agree that that is the way people should be allowed to live, but without the Canadian Carter of Rights and Freedoms society cannot function properly and will eventually fall apart leaving people unprotected. All the rights are there to protect the citizens, but the importance varies within them. Rights such as the Legal rights, Equality rights, and the Fundamental Freedoms are of higher importance than the rest. These rights are of higher importance than the others because these three sections involve people’s everyday lives.2
              The Legal rights outline the basic rights of being a human, where everyone has the right to life, liberty, and to be secure. If this rule were to not exist many people would be out killing causing a decline in the population as well as allowing people to think they can do what they want. This would dramatically affect society, where the citizens would be constantly living in fear for their life essentially being denied their right to live, and live securely. In addition this section also outlines everyone’s rights upon arrest and that they cannot be imprisoned or detained without a reason. Deprived of these rights and their rights upon arrest, people could be arrested for no apparent reason, charged with a wrongful offence, and subjected to unfairness in the court systems. Through this people’s right of being presumed innocent until proven guilty would be lost and the risk of imprisoning the innocent increases. By putting many more people in jail, the already crowded prisons would become even more crowded and expensive for society. The crowding of the prisons might even lead to the government...


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