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Chapter: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

Topic: Rights & Freedoms

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Rights & Freedoms

Canadian citizens have certain rights and responsibilities. They originate from our history, reflect our shared traditions, values, and identity. Most importantly, they are secured in Canadian law.

The law has several origins, including English common law, laws passed by the provincial legislature and Parliament, the Napoleonic Code, and the “unwritten constitution” borrowed from Great Britain.