Pg 114-116 ppt notes

Definition: Collective rights belong to groups of people and are
identified in Canada’s Chart of Rights and Freedoms.
The purpose of collective rights is to affirm the identity of groups in a
society which foster the belonging of each distinct group.
•All through history the Can. Gov’t has made laws that protected the
rights of our founding nations
the French
the English
and Aboriginal people (First Nation, Métis and Inuit)
•The “collective rights” part of the charter was
created to ensure these laws were understood
by all Canadians and standard across the nation
Definition Map
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Comparison Term
Examples of Collective rights
Numbered Treaties
Can. Negotiated with FN
which promised FN’s rights
to education, health care,
reserves for the exclusive use
of FN’s hunting, and fishing
on all lands at all times,
farming assistance, and
payments each year in
exchange for sharing their
lands and resources in peace
with Canada
The Manitoba Act
Manitoba as a
bilingual province,
with education
rights for Catholics
and Protestants,,
and Métis land
What’s it like
Rights that
belong to
groups of
people that are
identified in the
Canadian Charter
of Rights and
Since the BNA of 1867
Canada has been a bilingual culture who
also honors treaties
rights with our
Aboriginal peoples.
 1. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is composed of
individual rights and freedoms and _____________
 2. The three founding nations that made our country
the country it is today are the
 3.What was the purpose of the second half of the Charter
addressing the Collective rights?
 4 What would happen if we didn’t have the collective rights to
protect these three distinct nations?
 5. How do you think the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
has fostered the recognition of collective rights in Canada?

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