The Canadian Press

2002-04-17 | Charter-Anniversary

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Prime Minister Jean Chretien told Canadians they should thank Pierre Trudeau's vision and character for the freedoms they enjoy today. Chretien told an Ottawa audience on April 17th that Trudeau played a key role in forming the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (Chretien made the comments to mark the Charter's 20th anniversary. The prime minister said the Charter defines the citizenship of Canadians much more than passports.)

Date: 2002-04-17
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << for many contemporary historians the entrenchment of the charter of rights is linked closely with the personality and intellect of Mister Trudeau >>

Clip ID: 20020417CPCN001