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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a core element to the Canadian Constitution and is a broad set of human rights that the government has pledged to Canadians. For more information on the Charter, visit the Government of Canada site.

The Canadian Human Rights Act was introduced to Parliament in 1977 and builds upon the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by prohibiting discrimination. Not tied to the constitution, this Act is legislated by government and can therefore be repealed or changed through the Houses of Parliament with a majority vote.
Violations to the Canadian Human Rights Act are addressed through the Canadian Human Rights Commission or Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

For more information on the Canadian Human Rights Act, visit the Government of Canada site.

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