Dear Division 16,
I know that the issue of supporting Syrian refugees to move to Canada is an important one to many of you. Last week, some details were announced about the new government’s plan to settle Syrian refugees in Canada.
For this week’s assignment, I want you to recall the work we did on the Canadian Charter of Rights. You can refresh your memory by reading an overview of the Charter here:
Please watch the video and read the article below about the decisions of the Federal government and answer ONE of the following questions.
- Do you think that limiting single male refugees violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by discriminating against male refugees? Why or why not?
- What other Charter rights (besides mobility rights, which are mentioned in the article and video) do you think the government ought to be planning for with regards to these refugees? Explain your thinking.
I look forward to your responses,