Poilievre: Justin Trudeau's Government Tramples On The Freedoms Guaranteed In His Own Father's Charter

Ottawa, ON - Today, Pierre Poilievre, candidate for Prime Minister, issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

“Forty years after Pierre Elliott Trudeau brought home the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, his son Justin is leading a relentless attack against its principles.

The Prime Minister has introduced legislation that attacks section 2(b) of the charter, which is supposed to guarantee free expression for Canadians.

Trudeau’s Bill C-11 would give government bureaucrats the power to manipulate social media algorithms, so that only state-approved content is visible to Canadian readers and viewers. And recently, the Prime Minister empowered police to seize the bank accounts of political opponents.

This is on top of the government's unscientific attacks on peoples’ medical decisions - attacks applied through malicious mandates that deprive people of the freedom to earn a living, for the crime of refusing to put something in their own bodies.

No wonder people feel like they are losing control of their lives.

Canada needs a Prime Minister who will honour not only the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the ancient British liberties dating to the Magna Carta that Canada's parliamentary system inherited.

These liberties put commoner over crown, citizen over state, and people over government.

We must put these principles into practical action now by repealing Trudeau's censorship laws, removing mandates, restrictions, and other medical controls, and by restoring the economic freedom needed for our young people to own homes, our single mothers to afford food, and our seniors to afford a dignified retirement.

Then, and only then, will we live up to the promise of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and to the inheritance of freedom that countless generations that came before us have bequeathed us, sometimes by sacrificing their lives.

That is why I'm running for Prime Minister: To make Canada the freest nation on earth and put Canadians back in control of their lives”.

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