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 Law Day 2016

On April 17, 1982, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau signed the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-15.html), thereby guaranteeing fundamental rights and freedoms for all Canadians.  In honour of this milestone, the Canadian Bar Association introduced Law Day in 1983 as a means to commemorate the event and educate the public about the legal system.  Law Day is a time for the public to learn about the law, the legal profession and some of the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of our Canadian democracy.