Rights and Freedoms March 2015
History of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Many Canadians were not in favour of the idea of the Charter. Some thought defining enforceable rights would be impossible. In the early 1980s, during a series of meetings with the Provincial Premiers, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau led the provinces to agree to the inclusion of the Charter in the Canadian Constitution. Quebec did not support the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.