People in Port renfrew, Canada.  Editorial credit:  poemnist /


Canada has a strong history of respect for political rights and civil liberties, though in recent years citizens have been concerned about fair elections and transparent governance; humane treatment of prisoners; citizens’ right to privacy; and religious and journalistic freedom. While Indigenous peoples and other vulnerable populations still face discrimination and other economic, social, and political challenges, the federal government has acknowledged and made some moves to address these issues.

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Freedom in the World — Canada Country Report

Canada is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Illustration by Mitch Blunt

Freedom on the Net — Canada Country Report

Canada is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.