Presentation on theme: "Canadian Culture. A Canadian Citizen Canadian citizens have rights and responsibilities. These rights and responsibilities are secured by Canadian law."— Presentation transcript:
A Canadian Citizen Canadian citizens have rights and responsibilities. These rights and responsibilities are secured by Canadian law. Our rights and responsibilities reflect our shared traditions, identity and values.
TRUE or FALSE Canada’s Freedoms Include… – Freedom of religion – Freedom of mobility (to live or work anywhere in Canada) – Freedom of thought and expression (including freedom of speech) – Freedom of peaceful assembly TRUE They’re all true!
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada It is designed to unify Canadians around a set of principles The Charter was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada on April 17, 1982
Equality for Men and Women In Canada, men and women are equal under the law
Citizenship Responsibilities In Canada, having rights comes with certain responsibilities….
TRUE or FALSE Canada’s Citizenship Responsibilities include… – Obeying the law – Taking responsibility for oneself and family – Serving on a jury – Voting in Elections – Defending Canada, through military service – Helping others in the community – Protecting our heritage and environments TRUE FALSE TRUE
Defending Canada There is no compulsory military service in Canada The Canadian Forces includes navy, army and air force Canadians also serve their communities through the Coast Guard or Emergency Services such as police force, ambulance or fire department