A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Question 4
The Canadian Human Rights Act now protects Canadians from the discriminatory practice of harassment.

True. Harassment according to the Canadian Human Rights Act may include: verbal abuse or threats; unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendos or taunting about a person's body, attire, age, marital status, ethnic or national origin, religion, etc; displaying pornographic, racist, offensive or derogatory pictures; practical jokes that which cause embarrassment. And in 1988, the redress settlement with Japanese Canadians revoked the War Measures Act and replaced it with the Emergencies Act. This prohibits discriminatory emergency orders, permits Parliament to override the emergency orders of the government and requires an inquiry into the actions of the government after any emergency.


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