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Security of the Person

The Canadian Bill of Rights clearly states in the preamble that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that include their acknowledgment of the “worth of the human person” and then, point 1a states that as part of our Canadian rights and freedoms, the right to “security of the person“.

So what are you worth do you think? and what is your security of your person?

Do we each have a value? We must if it’s been declared in the Bill of Rights. Question is, what is the value?

Canadian Bill of Rights

Canadian Bill of Rights

1960, c. 44

[Assented to August 10th, 1960]

An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms


The Parliament of Canada, affirming that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions;

Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law;

And being desirous of enshrining these principles and the human rights and fundamental freedoms derived from them, in a Bill of Rights which shall reflect the respect of Parliament for its constitutional authority and which shall ensure the protection of these rights and freedoms in Canada:

Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Recognition and declaration of rights and freedoms

1. It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,

(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property, and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
(b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law;
(c) freedom of religion;
(d) freedom of speech;
(e) freedom of assembly and association; and
(f) freedom of the press.

The rest of part 2, 3 and 4 and PART II can be found on the government’s website

I’m looking into this security of the person and our worth and will let you know what I find. If you’ve got some thoughts on it, leave a comment

Places To See Before You Die Canada Version

banff national park canada

From the top 15 places to see in Canada before you die, here is the glorious Banff National Park featuring the Ice Fields. I live 4 hours from here, and whether I travel to Jasper and then south east, or to Calgary and then north west, this is one of my favorite drives. I’ve worked, camped, backpacked and climbed mountains all through here. It’s truely worth making your way out here to see. Summer has great camping and climbing while the winter has great skiing either in Banff or Jasper. Hostels are very nice as well.
Forbes has pictures and descriptions of a few more places in Canada to see before you die, and I was pleasantly surprised that I had been two a couple of them, even having a great dinner and fabulous bottle of wine at the Pointe Restauraunt in the Wickaninnish Inn in Toffino.

Canadian Women Playing Hockey

canadian girl playing hockey

I often get a lot of questions about what it’s like living in Canada. Yes, we use snowmobiles to get around from igloo to igloo and we use whale blubber to power our generators for our internet connections.

We also get out when it’s nice enough and watch the women playing hockey now and then. The nice thing about it being so cold here all the time is that the ice never melts and we can play hockey year round.

Made In Canada Eh!

made in canada

Saw this website on the news today. The fellow in question saw how many jobs disappeared after the last mini depression that he wanted to shop locally and support Canadian businesses. During the broadcast, the reporter followed him around his home where he showed furniture, stereo components and more that were all Canadian made.The broadcast also mentioned Canadian Made as a web resource for products made in Canada. If you want to support Canada, then this might be the place to look for suppliers of products. If you have a Canadian made product, the website allows you to add your listing for free.

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