The Canadian legal system protects you in many different areas of your life. Some newcomers might face legal problems because they don’t know about law in Canada and Canadian legal system.


Laws help to maintain a safe and peaceful society in which people’s rights are respected. An essential principle of Canadian Law is that the law applies to everyone. This includes the police, government and public officials.

Your Rights

In Ontario, human rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.