WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS?
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As millions today around the world are protesting for basic freedoms, on April 17, 2012, Canadians will mark 30 years with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a document which seeks to guarantee fundamental human rights, from speech, to religion, to association.
At the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, the Class of 2012 knew that their graduation coincided with the Charter’s 30th anniversary and decided to do something to recognize it. Welcome to The Charter Project.
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The Charter Project is having a launch event on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1pm at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. The catered event is sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. His Honour, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be providing welcoming remarks. One of The Charter’s architects in 1982, former Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal Roy McMurtry, will also be in attendance.
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