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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

You can download, save and print a copy of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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The legal text of the Charter is published online as Constitution Act, 1982.

Canadian Bill of Rights

You can download, save and print your copy of the content of the Canadian Bill of Rights.

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The legal text of the Bill of Rights is published as Canadian Bill of Rights S.C. 1960, c 44, an Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Print versions

You can request to receive a print copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights or Freedoms or the Canadian Bill of Rights by mail.

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The Charter in various languages (Archived versions)

You can download, save and print archived versions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in various languages.

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Various languages of the Charter include: Cree, Chinese, Creoles and pidgins, English, French, Hebrew, Hind, Inuktitut, Italian, Armenian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainia, Urd, Vietnamese.

Archived versions, in languages other than English or French, are available in PDF format and are provided for reference only. They are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and have not been altered or updated since they were archived online.

The official text of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is published as Constitution Act, 1982.

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Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is an educational publication that explains, in plain language, the purpose and meaning of each of the Charter’s sections.

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