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Niagara Catholic Regional Fair
Pierre Elliott Trudeau
My project is about Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the fifteenth prime minister of Canada and the events during his terms which include the creation of the Official Languages Act in 1969, the enactment of the War Measures Act during the FLQ-October Crisis in 1970, the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, and the signing of the Constitution Act in 1982.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
The most interesting thing is that when Pierre Trudeau was a young man he used to go around the world to experience the cultures of those times and he called himself a citizen of the world. He thought of himself as an international person. These travels also contributed to his education
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
I have learned that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a greatly visible and recognized part of the Canadian Constitution, and it was the best for Canada because it expanded the rights of minorities. The constitution symbolizes Canada's journey from a colony to an independent nation.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
We live in a united independent country and we have a better life because of all the hard work that great Canadians like Trudeau did for us in the past.