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Getting Started: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

A guide to help form a basic understanding of the legislative pathway the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms underwent to be enacted as well as to help locate and identify legislative intent.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This guide aims to assist those researching the background and legislative intent of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. To help researchers identify and locate primary documents and gain a basic understanding of the Charter’s legislative path, direct links to both the British and Canadian Hansards are provided. Direction is also provided to related secondary source materials.