"We're celebrating the 25th anniversary this week and they don't want to have anything to do about it. It's just kind of shocking...Diefenbaker was such a proponent of the Charter of Rights," Chrétien said. "I hope they will not put the flag at half-mast because it will be the anniversary."That was Chretien's reaction to Harper's snubbing of the Charter celebrations. I can't help but think that if Harper's ticked off Chretien he's done something right.
The Charter is the biggest embarrassment this country has. We decide to enshrine the rights of Canadians from West to East of this great land but yet we somehow manage to forget the most fundamental of rights - the right to own property?
This most basic of rights, that all other civilized countries have, we somehow forget?
What's worse the Charter has been used over the years as an excuse to radically redefine the Canadian social landscape with rulings on abortion and same sex marriage. Instead of fighting for the hearts and minds of Canadians those social liberals out there now appeal to an elite class of ruling judges that know better than the rest of us.
What's worse it was a charter that reminds us perpetually of the open wound still left in this country around Quebec. That province has yet to sign our very own nation's constitution.
The Charter of Rights of Freedoms is by no means something to be celebrated.
Right on Harper.