Citizenship by malj


									Instructions: Read the following text about Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
and answer the following true/false questions. Using the computer, highlight all the
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                      Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
All Canadians have certain rights and responsibilities that are based on Canadian laws,
traditions and shared values. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the part
of the Constitution that legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees to all Canadian citizens:

   the right to vote in federal and provincial elections
   the right to be a candidate in federal and provincial elections
   the right to enter, remain in or leave Canada
   the right to earn a living and reside in any province
   the right to learn in either of the two official languages
   the right to a fair trial
   basic freedoms, such as freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and freedom of
    peaceful assembly.

Canadian citizens also have other rights and privileges. They:

   can have a Canadian passport
   may be the first to be considered for some forms of assistance, such as grants and
    scholarships to scientists, artists and students.

Having these rights brings responsibilities for everyone in Canada.
As Canadian citizens we:

   should vote in elections
   must obey Canada’s laws
   should volunteer in the community
   must respect the rights and freedoms of others
   must eliminate discrimination and injustice
   must care for Canada’s heritage

Adapted with permission from: A Look at Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 1996 and The
Canadian Citizen, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 1994
1. You have the freedom to say what you want in Canada.     T   F
2. All Canadian citizens have to volunteer on an election
   campaign.                                                T   F
3. You must not treat others unfairly or discriminate
   against them.                                            T   F

4. All Canadians citizens have to do military service.      T   F

5. You don’t have to be a citizen to get a Canadian
   passport.                                                T   F
6. As a Canadian citizen, you may be eligible for some
   forms of assistance, such as grants and scholarships.    T   F

7. You have to learn both official languages.               T   F
8. All Canadian citizens have a responsibility to vote
   in an election.                                          T   F

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