The Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982 is an integral part of Canada’s constitution, protecting the rights of every person in the country, established by the Canada Act in 1982. In addition to the Charter, Canada Act included the renamed British North America Act and an amending formula.
The Charter guarantees legal, democratic, and mobility rights and prohibits discrimination based on race, age, religion, and other characteristics. Canada Act was an essential historical step for Canada as it marked its development after World War II and the desire for unity in the country.
Several amendments to the present day supplemented the Charter, but studying the history of its adoption in the course is crucial for a better understanding of decisive historical events. The constitution is a fundamental law in Canada, and its influence extends to every citizen. It reflects the critical order and principles of the functioning of the state, and its history reflects the milestones of its development.