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.
Title page of a song entitled "Equal Rights," by Alfred Carter, 1890
(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 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 Alison Acker and Betty Brightwell entitled Off Our Rockers and into Trouble: The Raging Grannies, 2004
The Famous Five.
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