All of Canada’s human rights laws stem from its Universal Declaration of Human Rights which provides a list of 30 articles that outline the universal human rights enjoyed by everyone in Canada. Some of the fundamental rights are as explored below:
1: Discrimination: A significant factor stressed on by Canada’s Human Rights Act is that no one can be discriminated against on the basis of race, caste, sex etc. This protects the people of Canada when they are employed by the Federal Government to provide services or private companies regulated by the government. They can turn in this Act to protect themselves from harassment of any kind.
2: Further, Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedom ensures all Canadians are treated equally under the law irrespective of their background or upbringing. Violation of the same can be quickly reported and punished for under the law.
3: All Canadians are free to practise any religion of choice and embrace it in a public setting among others as well, without any threat. Canada is a diverse country that boasts a wide array of people each practising their religion of choice and living together in harmony.
4: All Canadians also enjoy the freedom of speech, thought and press and are hence given the liberty to express their views on various matters of interest irrespective of the fact that it could be deemed unconventional or controversial.
5: The Human Rights Act further promises freedom of peaceful assembly and association to all the people of Canada, in a free and democratic society.
6: Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedom also provides everyone in Canada certain democratic rights including the liberty to vote irrespective of their caste, creed, race or upbringing.
7: Mobility rights or the right to enter, remain in or leave Canada to live somewhere else or search for better employment is also provided to everyone in Canada. No Canadian is bound or restricted to remain in Canada permanently and can leave whenever they wish.
8: All Canadians are also promised certain legal rights which include the right to life, security and liberty under the law. Everyone is deemed innocent until proved guilty and have the right to a fair and impartial hearing and cannot be subjected to any kind of cruel or unusual modes of punishment irrespective of the crime.
9: Everyone in Canada is further, allowed linguistic freedom which includes the language of their choice, while there is also protection of Canada’s official languages, French and English.
Canada is a very liberal country that is extremely welcoming to anyone living in or moving to it and regards them with a broadened mind and big heart. All Canadians open their doors to any immigrant moving to their country and they are all provided the same Human Rights promised to original citizens of the country.