Rights of the individual vs. society. A brief history of Canadian conservatism. Examples of civil liberty issues and how Canadians reacted to them. Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Now a faster reaction time to civil liberty issues. Problems with obscenity laws. Laws for control, not a moral code. Freedom of speech. Right to dissent. The Official Secrets Act. Open government accountable to the electorate. Justice and fairness.
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