Pierre Elliot Trudeau

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As one of the Canada’s greatest leaders, Pierre Elliot Trudeau brought change that would change Canada forever in a positive manner. Although it can be argued that Trudeau’s behavior was outlandish and informal at times, it could be considered charismatic, however, his behavior to politics was superior. He was inspired to change Canada and make it a better place to live. He did so by implying the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, multiculturalism, and using laws to make Canada a better place. Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s actions changed Canada for the better. On April 17th, 1982, when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed into law (_The History of the Charter_), Canadians lives would change forever. The Canadian Charter of Rights and…show more content…
As a result, others who came were often considered "foreigners" because their race, color, religion, or customs were different from those of the majority of Canadians (_Attitudes Towards Immigrants_). Trudeau was the first to imply Multiculturalism in Canada. By implying it, it allowed Canada to be a much more diverse and equal place. It also promotes respect for peoples’ distinct cultural identity. Implying multiculturalism to Canada was one of Trudeau’s greatest accomplishments. Pierre Trudeau was a leader who not only brought change by bringing new laws to Canada, but he changed the way people viewed other laws. Trudeau listened to the majority, but also protected the rights of the minority which demonstrates he is a strong leader. He once said “Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.” (CBC Archives) Trudeau has always strived for greatness and has been successful in many cases. As in the FLQ crisis, Trudeau declared a brief period of Martial Law using the War Measures Act (WMA). By doing this, he completely changed the view of the WMA. It had been assumed that the WMA would be used in times of crisis, such as famines, depressions, pandemics and other serious situations that are serious to Canada’s well-being. However, Trudeau demonstrated how it can be used
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