Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Is Canada’s Charter of Rights in Jeopardy? Folk U Radio @89.5

In this Folk U Radio show Former Newfoundland Premier, the Honourable Brian Peckford, gives part history lesson and part current update on the state of Canadian civic life on Folk U Radio. Friday April 15th at 1 p.m.

Peckford is the only surviving drafter and signatory First Minister 40 years after the Canadian constitution was first patriated and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms created and adopted (in 1982). He was the drafter of the Newfoundland proposal which became the basis of the current Charter of Rights and sat at the table to negotiate. Ever heard the story about the Quebec minister not being there and wonder what really happened? This and much more revealed.

The history lesson leads up to today and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms lawsuit that Peckford and others have filed in federal court seeking to strike down the federal government’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements for air, train, and other travel. Peckford discusses more about the formation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, why these laws set a dangerous and possible irreversible president that ought to concern all Canadians.

Folk U Radio is taking old school viral every Friday at 1 and Mondays at 6:30 @CKTZ89.5FM or livestreamed at Find repeats anytime at

Top image credit: Distributing copies of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms uploaded by Skeezix1000 via Wikipedia (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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