Does The Canadian Charter Apply To Non-Citizens?

There are certain rights that can be only be invoked by Canadian citizens. These are:

  • The right to vote;
  • The right to run for office;
  • The right to enter, leave, and remain in Canada;
  • The right of individuals in minority communities to have their children educated in their primary language

The following rights apply to everyone in Canada, regardless if they are a citizen or non-citizen:

  • Fundamental Freedoms;
  • Legal Rights;
  • Right to an Interpreter;
  • Equality Rights; and
  • Language Rights.


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