Does The Charter Apply To Everyone?

The Charter applies to all governments "“ provincial, federal, and territorial, and not to private individuals, businesses and organizations.

The Charter is meant to protect all Canadian citizens. Some Charter rights apply to non-citizens (such as legal and equality rights). The Charter does generally not apply to corporations. However, the Supreme Court of Canada has held that section 8 "“ the right against unreasonable search and seizure "“ and section 11(b) "“ the right to a timely trial "“ can apply to corporations.


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