Pierre Elliott Trudeau and How He Shaped the Canadian Identity

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Sophie Castel

Ms. Loftus

CHC 2D1

01/3/2010

Pierre Elliott Trudeau and How He Shaped the Canadian Identity

Governing from 1968 to 1984, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was one of the most

significant Prime Ministers of Canada. In relation to human rights, Trudeau wanted every

Canadian to be treated as an equal. Culturally, Trudeau wanted to celebrate and unite the

country’s differing beliefs. In terms of foreign affairs, he pursued an independent path in

international relations. Pierre Trudeau worked toward making a harmonious,

peacekeeping, united Canada, while still valuing independent cultures and beliefs.

Trudeau believed that every Canadian, regardless of belief, culture, race, or sexual

orientation,
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By establishing this act, Trudeau also

showed his federalist leanings to the separatist movement in Quebec because he wanted

to demonstrate that all Canadians, regardless of race, sexual orientation, culture, belief, or

dialect could prosper harmoniously together in one country (Shipton, 22).

As well as solving problems on home soil in Quebec, Trudeau protected

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