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    JULY 11

    1. Follow up on:

    Canada’s Constitution & Charter of Rights & Freedoms

    • Using the links from Moodle “Canada’s Constitution” and “Guide to Canada’s Charter of Rights & Freedoms“,  answer the following:
      • What is the purpose of Canada’s Constitution?
      • What are the key parts of Canada’s Constitution?
      • In 1982, an important addition was made to Canada’s Constitution that details how changes can be made; what was the name of this important addition and what was the process it laid out in which changes could be made to the constitution?
      • In 1982, another important addition was the Charter of Rights & Freedoms: an important part of the Charter is the Notwithstanding Clause – what does this allow Provincial governments to do?
      • Summarize the following parts of the Charter in one or two sentences:
        • Guarantee of rights and freedoms – section 1
        • Fundamental freedoms – section 2
        • Democratic rights – sections 3 to 5
        • Mobility rights – section 6
        • Legal rights – sections 7 to 14
        • Equality rights – section 15
        • Official languages of Canada – sections 16 to 22
        • Minority language educational rights – section 23

    2. First Peoples Self Governance

    Intro – videos from MOODLE:

    • Chanie Wenjack
    • Residential Schools

    Using the resource links from MOODLE, answer the following questions; upload your work to TEAMS

    • What are some examples of areas that Canada’s First Peoples may exercise self governance over?
    • In regards to control over activities of First Peoples communities, what does the Court require that the community/group must prove in order to be granted self governance over that activity?
    • What is the importance of Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982?
    • What is the importance of UNDRIP?
    • What are some issues/criticisms with how Canada is addressing First Peoples Governance?  Describe two.

    Homework due Tuesday July 12:

    • Complete First Peoples Self Governance Questions & Upload to Teams
    • Complete Reading of Chapters 9,10,11,12
    • Read Chapter 1 & view MOODLE Powerpoint “Canada into the 20th Century”

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