Bill of Rights
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Shelter? Food? Healthcare? Are those privileges that should
go only to those who can pay?
No matter what our income or ability we all contribute to
this world we share. And because we all have something to
offer, we all deserve to have what we need to survive. This
is our human right!
Based on the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,
we citizens of Manitoba declare that the people of Manitoba,
in order to ensure their full and equal participation in our
society, merit recognition and fulfillment of the following
- The right to food of sufficient quality and quantity to
ensure health and the ability to participate normally in
- The right to housing of adequate quality and size to meet
the accepted standards of society.
- The right to proper clothing that meet the norms of our
- The right to free, comprehensive medical care and social
services that will protect health, including dental, optical,
and pharmaceutical care.
- The right to access to transportation and communication
that would enable normal participation in the economics
and social life of our society.
- The right to quality, affordable child care and child
support programs that would enable full participation in
the economic and social life of our society.
- The right to leisure, recreation, and cultural development
within the norms of our society and with full respect to
each individual's heritage.
- The right to free education and training sufficient to
allow the maximum development of their individual potential
and participation in the economic, political, social, and
cultural life of our society.
- The right to jobs with just and favourable remuneration,
pensions, or other means of social protection, and the guarantee
of an annual income sufficient to ensure the ability of
the individual and his/her family to satisfy the above rights.
- The right to full and democratic participation in the
decision making processes of, and receipt of fair and dignified
treatment from, all public and private institutions and
agencies that affect our lives.
This document was developed by the Manitoba Coalition for
Economic Justice and announced on October 17, 2001, a day
set aside by the United Nations as the International Day for
the Elimination of Poverty. For further information contact
204-947-2220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.