Continuing Committee of Ministers on the Constitution, Revised Discussion Draft on Mobility Rights (27 August 1980)
Citation: Continuing Committee of Ministers on the Constitution, Revised Discussion Draft on Mobility Rights, (August 27, 1980), Doc 830-84/031 (Ottawa: 26-29 August 1980).
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August 27, 1980
REVISED DISCUSSION DRAFT ON MOBILITY RIGHTS
16. (1) Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada.
(2) Everyone in Canada has the right
(a) to move to and take up residence in any province; and
(b) to acquire and hold property in, and pursue the gaining of a livelihood in, any province.
(3) The rights specified in subsection (2) are subject to
(a) any laws or practices of general application in force in a province other than those that discriminate among persons primarily on the basis of province of present or previous residence, and
(b) any other laws referred to in subsections (4) or (5) of section 121 of the British North America Act.