The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: These are rights and freedoms that Canadians
believe are necessary in a free and democratic society. It is part of The Canadian Constitution (1982).
charter: a formal statement of the rights of a country's people
right: a person/animal can expect to be treated in a fair manner
freedom: the right of being allowed to do, say, or think whatever you want without being controlled or limited
Background for the Charter:
The Magna Carta:
The Charter - Signing 1982
La Grande Paix de Montreal - The Great Peace of Montreal - A Treaty signed in Montréal in 1701 by the representatives of the government of France and representatives of 39 North American Aboriginal nations, including five Iroquois nations. The Aboriginal representatives were from the Great Lakes region, New York State, the shores of the Mississippi, Acadia and the Saint-Lawrence region.
In what way was the Treaty of La Grande Paix de Montreal of 1701 one of the roots of the Charter?