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Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes

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6. Citizens' rights

"Every resident has the right to exercise the rights of a citizen."

In other words...

You keep all your rights as a citizen. These include:

  • your democratic rights, including the right to vote,
  • your equality rights, including the right to be protected against discrimination,
  • the right to practise your religion,
  • the right to express yourself,
  • the right to meet with anyone you wish, or to join any organization or group, and
  • the right not to have your possessions looked through or taken without your permission, except as allowed by law.

As a citizen, you also have responsibilities. For example, you are expected to:

  • respect other people's rights and freedoms, and
  • obey Canada's laws.