Canadian Human Rights Act
CHAPTER H-6

An Act to extend the laws in Canada that proscribe discrimination


SHORT TITLE

Short title
1. This Act may be cited as the Canadian Human Rights Act. [1976-77, c.33, s.1.]

PURPOSE OF ACT

Purpose
2. The purpose of this Act is to extend the laws in Canada to give effect, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, to the principle that every individual should have an equal opportunity with other individuals to make for himself or herself the life that he or she is able and wishes to have, consistent with his or her duties and obligations as a member of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, marital status, family status, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted. [1976-77, c.33, s.2; 1980-81-82-83, c.143, ss.1,28.]

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