Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Law Day Is Coming

Law Day / La Journée du droit on April 6 is a national event celebrating the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Its goals are to educate and inform the public about the role and importance of the law.

Law Day 2006 marks the 21st anniversary of section 15, the equality rights provision, of the Charter. That is the section that provides that every individual has the right to equal benefit and protection of the law, prohibiting discrimination by government on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, and other grounds.

Here in Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and other groups are organizing a week of activities from April 3rd to April 7th, including: a Grade 5 poster contest, a photography contest, mock trial competitions for school kids, as well as organized court tours. There are events in English and in French.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:27 pm


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