“On a day when many were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Stephen Harper’s government was almost silent on the topic. The press highlighted the Charter’s global significance with headlines like “The Charter proves to be Canada’s gift to world”. Meanwhile, Ottawa diverted attention away from Canada’s signal achievement of enacting constitutional legislation to protect the rights and freedoms of individual Canadians by choosing the Charter’s 30th birthday as the date to announce legislation that will drastically reduce the number of regulatory agencies that exist to protect the environment in which individual Canadians enjoy their rights and freedoms.”
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