The Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been a defining feature of Canadian society since its creation in 1982. It protects both the individual and the collective (aka - society). However, there is a constant battle raging in Canada between individual rights and freedoms versus collective rights and freedoms. Which one holds more importance to us as Canadians? To you as an individual? Here is the dilema: YES - I have the the freedom to conduct my affairs without government intervention BUT - at what point do I loose that freedom so the rest of society can remain safe? The cartoon in our textbooks probes at this questions with regards to randomized locker searches in schools. Many opinions were raised and questions made, but ultimately we need to discuss this MAJOR idea below:
How do we decide if the needs of society should outweigh the rights of individuals? Who decides this?
I would like you to respond to this questions with an opinion paragraph or two. Also, you must include at least TWO pieces of evidence to support your opinions (Remember and opinion without fact is fluff!)