Know Your Rights

Your rights in the Library are governed by several documents, including the Canadian Charter and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Statement on Intellectual Freedom

All persons in Canada have the fundamental right, as embodied in the nation’s Bill of Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to have access to all expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity, and to express their thoughts publicly. This right to intellectual freedom, under the law, is essential to the health and development of Canadian society….

Énoncé sur la liberté intellectuelle

Tel qu’entériné dans la Déclaration canadienne des droits et la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, toute personne au Canada a le droit fondamental d’accéder à toutes les expressions du savoir, de la créativité et de l’activité intellectuelle, et d’exprimer ses vues publiquement. Ce droit à la liberté intellectuelle, garanti par la loi, est essentiel au bien-être et au développement de la société canadienne….

OLA Statement on the Intellectual Rights of the Individual

…the provision of library service to the public is based upon the right of the citizen, under the protection of the law, to judge individually on questions of politics, religion and morality…

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