The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that the rule of law is one of two principles upon which Canada was founded. The rule of law principle, that no one — including the Prime Minister, Premiers, the Crown, adjudicators, ministers, police officers & RCMP … — is above the law, secures a nonarbitrary form of govt & prohibits arbitrary use of power.
Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.
The rule of law expresses the principle that all people are equal under the law. No one is above the law, whether he or she is a politician, police officer, corporation or wealthy individual. The courts exist to ensure that everyone is accountable to the law. The role of judges and lawyers is to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens.
The role of judges is to protect the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter).
15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.
— Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms