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Religious Freedom Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. R.22

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current December 31, 1990 (e-Laws currency date)


Religious Freedom Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER R.22

Consolidation Period: From December 31, 1990 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.


Whereas the recognition of legal equality among all religious denominations is an admitted principle of Provincial legislation; And whereas, in the state and condition of this Province, to which such principle is peculiarly applicable, it is desirable that the same should receive the sanction of direct legislative authority, recognizing and declaring the same as a fundamental principle of the civil policy of this Province:

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Free exercise of religious profession, etc., guaranteed

1. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, provided the same be not made an excuse for acts of licentiousness, or a justification of practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the Province, is by the constitution and laws of this Province assured to all Her Majesty’s subjects within the same. R.S.O. 1990, c. R.22, s. 1.