While many Liberals unabashedly celebrated the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms last week, many Canadians were left wondering: if the Charter couldn’t protect our freedoms during Covid, then what good is it?
On today’s episode of the Candice Malcolm Show, Candice is joined by lawyer, legal scholar and President of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), John Carpay.
Candice and John discuss the purpose of the Charter, its history and its many shortfalls. They discuss the worst government offenders during Covid, the most draconian and anti-freedom policies, and why our Charter didn’t do more to protect individual rights and freedoms during the dystopian nightmare of the past two years.
Finally, Candice asks John if Canada is truly a free country and if it’s fair comment to describe Canada as a “dictatorship” – as we’ve heard recently from Conservative activists and politicians.