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Happy Charter of Rights and Freedoms Day!

Ok, so I jumped the gun a tad early yesterday when I posted this, which really should have been my post for today on this topic, but its still a very relevant posting for my thoughts on the matter.

One thing I will note though that I didn’t mention yesterday. The newspaper article I quoted mentions how in polls a majority of Canadians have identified the Charter of Rights and Freedoms the most important defining document for us as a nation – even more so then the original 1867 British North America Act.

I have had an example of that growing up. I can remember as a teenager when my parents got and displayed a framed version of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. My folks aren’t exactly political – in fact, when they do vote, I’d be willing to bet they’ve voted more (Progressive) Conservative then they have Liberal (judging over the years all the times they’ve bugged me when the elections would roll around as to who they would be voting for.. though they have a lot of distaste for Harper from what I’ve gathered). The fact is – they felt it important enough to go out and buy this glass framed version of the Charter and have it proudly displayed in one of their rooms for people to see.

So, when the opinion polls out there state that most Canadians view the Charter with pride… I can certainly point to my parents and say, yes, I believe that to be the case.

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1 comment to Happy Charter of Rights and Freedoms Day!

  • grenwolde

    For more material on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms I encourage you and your readers to visit http://www.charterofrights.ca — an unbiased, plain language, and interactive look at the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It also contains relevant case law and precedents. The website is available in English, French, Chinese (traditional), German, and Italian with 6 more languages planned.

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