Persons under the age of 18 have a special place in our society. As members of the whole society, they are governed by most of the laws that everyone else lives with. But because they are not adults, there are other distinct laws that apply only to people under 18.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms defines our rights as Canadians. This document explains the Charter's Sections and clarifies why these rights are important and how they can apply to our lives.