So heres a few documents of interest that I think should be made mandatory in our education system, to name a few.
laws.justice.gc.ca/en/Charter/index.html (external - login to view)
laws.justice.gc.ca/en/Const/annex_e.html (external - login to view)
laws.justice.gc.ca/en/ShowFullDoc/cs/A-1///en (external - login to view) (Access to Information Act)
Following up on this, Richard Dreyfus makes many valid points concerning the aspects of Civics and they certainly apply to Canada just as much as they do to America.
Theres a number of members here on this site who have realized the faults of following mainstream media as their guiding voice on current affairs. Unfortunately, many people do not grasp the concept that by swallowing these dog treats tailored to their specific view of reality, they aren't exposed to the bigger picture.
To send our kids out into the world with only a basic understanding of the new rights they have (and where they have come from, if they even know them to begin with) as legal age Canadians is a huge mistake. In fact I would think that a Civics class would be more important than Global history, Math, Physics, English, or any of the other mandatory classes students are required to pass to fulfill their graduatory requirements.