Equality Rights in Canada

1960: Canadian Bill of Rights is enacted.
1982: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into force on April 17, 1982.
1985: Equality Rights (section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms) It took another three years for this section to come into effect, April 17, 1985. The delay was to give time for other governments/government departments to bring their laws into line with this section.
Equality Rights: Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law. Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.