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Motorcycle helmets an election issue for Sikhs Article
F UNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS 2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.
Motorcyclists to wear helmet 104. (1) No person shall ride on or operate a motorcycle or motor assisted bicycle on a highway unless the person is wearing a helmet that complies with the regulations and the chin strap of the helmet is securely fastened under the chin. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 104 (1).
Further Considerations CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law: Guarantee of Rights and Freedoms Rights and freedoms in Canada 1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
Questions 1.What are some reasons that someone might give to support changes in the helmet law in Ontario to exempt Sikh males from wearing helmets? 2.What are some reasons that someone might give to support keeping the law the same without any exemptions for Sikh males? 3.What is your opinion about the right of Sikh males to be exempted from helmet laws to protect their right to freedom of religion? 4.Do you agree with the fact that Section One of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants the government the right to violate the rights granted in the charter if it is a ‘reasonable limit’? Explain your answer.