Part 1- Short Answers
1. In order to be convicted of a criminal offence, the prosecutor must prove two elements in relation to the accused and the offence.
2. In order to claim self defence, you can only use force that is:
3. The two Governments in Canada that are constitutionally bilingual in English and French are:
4. How many judges are on the Supreme Court of Canada? How many of those judges must be from Quebec?
5. What does the criminal law defence of alibi mean?
6. The federal and provincial laws dealing with discrimination between individuals and businesses, not the government, is called
7. Under the Charter, who has the constitutional right to vote?
8. Under the Charter, who has the constitutional right to move and work in any area in Canada?
9. As in many US states, in Canada can private businesses refuse to provide service to LGBTQ people if the owners of the business believe that would be OK to do so because of the business owner’s religion?
Part 2- Long Answer Question
Please answer the question in paragraph form.
Please choose and answer 1 question only:
1. Of all of the rights and freedoms set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, select 2 that you consider the most important and relevant and explain why you think so.
2. A conviction under the Criminal Code can only occur if the prosecution can prove the guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which can often result in people who actually committed the crime being found not guilty. Do you think that the system should be changed to make it easier to convict accused persons? Please explain why you would agree or disagree with the potential change.