The Pillars of Democracy

There are four main pillars for our Grade 6 study of
democracy. They are in place to ensure the rights and
freedoms of all people in Canadian society.

Justice - Attempts to ensure that all people are protected
and treated fairly and equally according to Canadian law.

Equity - This assumes the equality of opportunity, not the
equality of result. Democracy hopes that every man,
woman and child are given the same opportunity to
succeed and to be what they want to be and do what they
want to do.

Freedoms - Freedoms include the rights to religion,
speech, travel, and others.

Representation - All citizens have the opportunity to
choose those that represent them in the government.
"Democracy is a
device that
ensures we shall
be governed no
better than we
- George
Bernard Shaw.