The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Canada's dedication to human rights makes Canada one of the best places in the world to live. Canada provides freedom of choice for all citizens and Canada is known for the emphasis we put on equality. With both of these points in mind, one must also consider the best and most prominent part of Canada's dedication to human rights, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as an influential part of Canada being such a great place to live.

Canada is a country where many people treat their freedom of choice as a right and forget that many other people in the world do not have the option to make many of the choices we take for granted. In Canada, we have the right to marry whomever we choose regardless of the race, religion, age, and in many places, the sex of the person we choose 1 . We, as Canadians, have the right to practice whatever religion we please 2.

Giving Canadians the right to choose what they believe makes our country what it is, a multicultural wonder. We have the right to choose how many children, if any, we want to have 3. The citizens of Saudi Arabia face a law that banns the use of contraceptives 4. This ban was put into place in 1975 and is still enforced today. Canada is also among the few countries that do not force its citizens to join the military 5. In many countries all over the world the citizens do not have a choice as the whether or not they want to join the military. As it can surely be seen, Canada offers many choices for its citizens. The right to choose makes Canada one of the best places in the world to live.

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