Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedom Analysis

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The Past is to be respected and acknowledged, but not to be worshiped. It is our future in which we will find our greatness. -Pierre Trudeau, Prime minister of Canada 1968-1979///1980-1984 The future of our country was at the forefront of Pierre Trudeau 's mind when in office, and though our country grew out of simple history, the land was still riddled in many faults. To combat that, Trudeau created the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which has continued to flourish and protect the welfare of Canadian citizens since its signing, though in some cases, has not been of the expected benefit. The protection of individual rights and freedoms has continued to thrive over the last few decades, but the government has failed in keeping…show more content…
Canada has taken much lengths to continue crushing the inequity by passing laws prohibiting such bigotry. In 1995, the Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms also applied to sexual orientation, protecting lesbians and gay men. Though it took until 2005 for same sex marriage to legalize in all parts of Canada, it had beat America by a whole decade. If laws like these continue to pass, in theory, the negative opinion on the LGBT community will continue to diminish over time. Justin Trudeau has also taken a stand with the LGBT community, being the first Canadian prime minister to ever march in a pride parade. He also has a “positive stance on the trans rights bill”, cooperative in accommodating trans activists into federal government area’s of responsibility, specifically ones that affiliate with trans people, such as providing trans-inclusive passports, and regulating housing for trans inmates in federal prisons. With the most powerful man in the country taking to their defence, and more laws passing in their favor, the LGBT community has continued to prosper in the modern era under the shield of the government. Equality is at an all time high in Canada and is only rising to new heights. The charter has allowed…show more content…
The freedom of religion is stark contrast to that of the government workings and legal affairs, but is still an important factor of canadian life. Religion is a belief system meant to be untouched by law, as long as they remain a peaceful congregation, and though time and time again does hate groups try to level on their rights, the judicial courts of Canada have continued to terminate such issues. The most recent and well known case winning would be of the niqab controversy. Zunera Ishaq, a Pakistani immigrant, had won against the conservative government in two levels of court over the right to wear her niqab at her citizenship oath, before the new Liberal government dropped the former 's appeal to the Supreme Court. The reasoning behind her continued victory was because the courts had viewed the case as a violation to her religious freedom, as the niqab relates to her muslim faith. These separate verdicts had come long before it was even appealed to the Supreme Court. Zuneras’ religious freedom was protected by the courts of Canada, so we can infer that across the country in smaller cases, freedom of religion is being protected, as courts of Canada deem injustices and rulings against anything of religious relation as a violation of the Charter. This supportive decision making has made Canada an

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