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A Retrospective of Canadian Rights and Freedoms

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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

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Equality Rights

Photograph of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King with guests of honour at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the five Alberta women whose efforts resulted in the Persons Case, which established the rights of women to hold public office in Canada, June 11, 1938
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Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King with guests of honour at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the five Alberta women whose efforts resulted in the Persons Case, which established the rights of women to hold public office in Canada, June 11, 1938

15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.

Letter to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom calling for the appointment of women to positions of influence at the United Nations, April 28, 1948
Letter to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom calling for the appointment of women to positions of influence at the United Nations, April 28, 1948
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Title page of a song entitled EQUAL RIGHTS, by Alfred Carter, 1890

Title page of a song entitled "Equal Rights," by Alfred Carter, 1890
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(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.

Cover of a publication by the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Equality Rights entitled ÉGALITÉ POUR TOUS, 1985

Cover of a publication by the House of Commons Sub-Committee on Equality Rights entitled Égalité pour tous, 1985
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Cover of a book by the P.E.I. Cross-Cultural Information Committee entitled UNDERSTANDING OTHERS: A MULTICULTURAL HANDBOOK FOR P.E.I., 1985

Cover of a book by the P.E.I. Cross-Cultural Information Committee entitled Understanding Others: A Multicultural Handbook for P.E.I., 1985
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Cover of a book by Alison Acker and Betty Brightwell entitled OFF OUR ROCKERS AND INTO TROUBLE: THE RAGING GRANNIES, 2004

Cover of a book by Alison Acker and Betty Brightwell entitled Off Our Rockers and into Trouble: The Raging Grannies, 2004
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Further Research

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