Trudeau's Policy Analysis

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In the 1980s, the legacy of Trudeau 's leadership could still be seen in the extension of policy orientation into legal mandates found in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (CCRF). During this time, the rights of aboriginals and other racial minorities defined a new era of “respect” for multiculturalism, which was added as section 27 of the CCRF. Under this new federally altered section of CCRF, it is important o understand the “right” of multicultural freedoms was not mandated, but that the spirit of the new amendment would bring greater respect to the rule of law that protects racially alienated groups from harm. However, this was a major development since Trudeau’s policy orientated politics of the 1970s, which beginning to take …show more content…
The Canadian Multiculturalism Act of 1988 provides a legal foundation for removing the ”barriers" to marginalization, racism, bigotry, etc. that had finally evolved into an institutional legalism for the protection of individual rights and freedoms in the community. In this manner, the federal enforcement of multicultural rights defines a new era of Canadian institutionalism that realized Trudeau’s vision for Canada. The Canadian Multiculturalism Act of 1988 provides these legal aspects of institutionalization that could address the specific issues of racism and ethnic bigotry that were protected under this form of …show more content…
Trudeau’s initial policy orientation on Canadian multiculturalism was a pioneering political aspects of the early 1970s. In this political framework, Trudeau inspired a slow evolution towards the institutionalization of multicultural policies and legal mandates that were to become part of the federal government. The realization of section 27 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides an important example of Trudeau’s vision of a federally enforced system of multiculturalism that would allow the courts to protect the cultural, racial, and ethnic rights of all citizens. Although Section 27 did not provide a “right” for the minority to protected under the law, it allowed greater interpretive powers of the court to judge grievances against racism, ethnic bigotry, and linguistic bigotry. In 1988, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act provided a legal foundation for the “rights:” of the citizen to be protected under the law against racism or bigotry in the community. Trudeau’s vision for a multicultural Canada had no become realized, yet not without the long-term struggles and conformity issues that were demanded of these new laws at the federal level. In essence, the pioneering political leadership of Pierre Elliot Trudeau defines the

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