The Canadian Charter of Rights + Freedoms Celebrates 35 years on April 17th!
Title + Medium – “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms”, Oil on Canvas, Produced in Ottawa + Vancouver, 2016 – 2017, REVELATION Series, Copyright Stephanie Limage.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - (French: La Charte Canadienne des droits et libertés), in Canada often referred to as simply "The Charter", is a bill of rights entrenched in the Constitution of Canada. It formed the first part of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada from the policies and actions of all areas and levels of the government. It is designed to unify Canadians around a set of principles that embody those rights. The Charter was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada on April 17, 1982 along with the rest of the Act, as depicted in this painting.
Link to the Charter - http/::laws-lois.justice.gc.ca:eng:const:page-15.html. – Source: Canadian Government Archives.
People in the painting:
Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau , October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), better known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 1968–1979 and 1980–1984. He is the 3rd longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history (behind William Lyon Mackenzie King and John A. MacDonald), having served for 15 years, 164 days.
Elizabeth II (born 1926), queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 1952.
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