Exploring the Impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

A diversity of opinion ex****s about the value of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. While some argue it protects the rights of individuals, others argue it goes too far in protecting the rights of the collective. Examine your own beliefs and respond to the following question.

To what extent has quality of life improved for Canadians as a result of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms becoming part of the Constitution?

Address the following components as you respond to the question.

Explain Impact of Charter

Explain why it is important that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is embedded in the Canadian Constitution. Consider the ways that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
recognizes individual rights in Canada;
supports individuals in exercising their rights;
affects conditions in the workplace; and
requires responsibility on the part of citizens.
Identify and explain conflicting perspectives regarding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Formulate and Support Position

Choose and defend a personal point of view by addressing the extent to which you believe the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has improved the quality of life for Canadians.
Provide evidence to support your opinion.

Communicate Information

Communicate your ideas clearly in writing.