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Impact of the Charter

When the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was proclaimed in April, 1982, it changed a lot of things. Based on the articles you see below and anything else you might find, try to answer a few questions.

  1. Before the Charter was proclaimed, what law had decided what rights people had or didn't have?
  2. Before the Charter was proclaimed, who decided what rights people had?
    • Who are these people responsible to?
  3. Who decided afterwards?
    • Who are these people respsonsible to?
  4. Is this change good, bad, or a bit of both? Explain.
  5. Name some of the decisions that were made because of the Charter.
  6. From a Christian point of view, do you think these were good or bad decisions? Explain.