Friday, April 17, 2009 9:11 AM
Today is the anniversary for one of the most important documents generated by the Canadian government: the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Birthed on this day (April 17) in 1982, the Charter can be pointed to for those wondering what it is that Canada values in regards to freedoms, democratic rights, mobility rights, legal rights, and equality rights. Every Canadian should know what the charter’s purpose is, what it says, and why its existence differentiates us in the global landscape; and ultimately, knowing what we value should be a source of pride.
To learn more about the Charter, visit the online guide on the Canadian government’s website.