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QUIZ: An ongoing quest to end discrimination

March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day, an effort to help end all forms of discrimination
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into effect in April 1982 and is part of the Constitution. It supercedes previous legislation such as the Bill of Rights adopted in 1960. In the charter, what is the term used for legal fairness for all? (

Each year on March 1, the United Nations marks Zero Discrimination Day.

This is a day to highlight how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace and a movement for change.

The day, observed since 2014, is intended to help bring an end to all forms of discrimination.

The 10 questions in this quiz examine discrimination in Canada. Please use these questions to consider your own attitudes about various groups and segments of society in Canada.

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John Arendt has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism degree from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
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