Charter Challenge: Civil Liberties And The Erosion Of Canadian Culture

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, founded by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, is the most transformative piece of legislation in modern Canadian history.

Entrenched into our constitution in 1982, the Charter’s transformative nature is found not in its declaration of personal liberty and equality, but rather in how the legislation is utilized, and by whom. Surely, few Canadians oppose laws which guarantee individual rights such as freedom of speech, or freedom of assembly. The extension of these rights to all Canadians, regardless of race or religion, is very likely acceptable to the average Canadian— whether a recent arrival to our shores, or a descendent of those who farmed our prairie lands at the turn of the 20th century.

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Chinese money launderers snap up Vancouver real estate because of lenient border laws, loose regulations

  Chinese money launderers snap up Vancouver real estate because of lenient border laws, loose regulations Vancouver International Airport is the major port of entry for millions in hidden cash being smuggled into North America by mostly Chinese citizens, a federal document investigation by The …

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Canada election 2015: Stephen Harper proposes banning travel to extremist hotspots

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said today if re-elected he will introduce legislation that will make it a criminal offence for Canadians to travel to parts of the world under the control of extremist groups. “A re-elected Conservative government will designate travel to places that are ground zero for …

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St. John’s Muslims celebrate Eid in crowded mosque, say more facilities needed

Muslims in the St. John’s area joined with others around the world in celebrating Eid Friday — the festival that marks the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan. Eid is the holiday when Muslims end 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting central to Ramadan, considered one of the ‘five pillars’ …

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