Canada Charter of Rights and Freedoms

You Have the Right to Offend Me

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Danielle S. McLaughlin

This week, a grade 12 student was suspended for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Life is wasted without Jesus." Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects both freedom of religion and freedom of expression, but nowhere does it protect people from feeling offended. In a diverse and complex society, learning to disagree without being disagreeable may be a survival skill.

Why So Quiet On The Charter?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

SANTIAGO, Chile - The Conservative government has been notably silent on the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Step...