Fundamental Freedoms - The Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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What it Says

Section 32.

  1. This Charter applies
    • a) to the Parliament and government of Canada in respect of all matters within the authority of Parliament including all matters relating to the Yukon Territory and Northwest Territories; and
    • b) to the legislature and government of each province in respect of all matters within the authority of the legislature of each province.
  2. Notwithstanding subsection (1), section 15 shall not have effect until three years after this section comes into force.

Section 33.

  1. Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 or sections 7 to 15 of this Charter.
  2. An Act or a provision of an Act in respect of which a declaration made under this section is in effect shall have such operation as it would have but for the provision of this Charter referred to in the declaration.
  3. A declaration made under subsection (1) shall cease to have effect five years after it comes into force or on such earlier date as may be specified in the declaration.
  4. Parliament or the legislature of a province may re-enact a declaration made under subsection (1).
  5. Subsection (3) applies in respect of a re-enactment made under subsection (4).

W.L. Mackenze King, 1906-7. In any civilized coummunity, private rights should cease when they become public wrongs.
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