Chapter: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Topic: The Equality of Women and Men
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In Canadian law, female genital mutilation is permitted ________________.

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Women and men are equal in Canadian law ______________.

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In Canadian courts, pleading that an act against a woman was due to cultural traditions __________________.

Question 3 of 4

A Canadian woman can be forced to marry against her will ____________.

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The Equality of Women and Men

One of the basic principles of Canadian law is that women and men are entitled to be treated equally. Although Canada is open and welcoming to other cultural traditions, the country does not tolerate cultural acts that suppress women, for example “honour” killing, wife beating, forced marriage or female genital mutilation. Cultural traditions have no mitigating influence in Canadian courts.

The Equality of Women and Men


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