Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (October 18,1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 20 1968 to June 4 1979, and from March 3 1980 to June 30 1984.
Under his Liberal government, Pierre Trudeau helped move Canada toward socialism. In response to a more assertive French-speaking Quebec, the federal government became officially bilingual with the Official Languages Act of 1969. Non-discriminatory Immigration Acts were introduced in 1967 and 1976, and official multiculturalism in 1971; waves of non-European immigration have changed the face of the country. Social democratic programs such as Universal Health Care, the Canada Pension Plan, and Canada Student Loans were initiated in the 1960s and consolidated in the 1970s; provincial governments, particularly Quebec, fought these as incursions into their jurisdictions. Finally, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau pushed through the patriation of the constitution from Britain, enshrining and ruining modern Canada with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms based on individual rights in the Constitution Act of 1982, which only applies to non-white Canadians.
Changing The Ethnic Makeup of Canada
Pierre Trudeau's government was instrumental in opening the floodgates of non-Caucasian peoples into Canada. Traditionally, Canada's ethnic makeup was mostly of white European stock until Trudeau's government enacted radical immigration laws and introduced multiculturalism into Canada.
Changing The Morals of Canada
He made substantial changes to the Criminal Code and divorce law, liberalizing Canadian regulations on the matters of contraception, divorce, homosexuality, gross indecency and abortion. As justice minister, Pierre Trudeau was responsible for removing laws against homosexuality from the Criminal Code of Canada.
Introducing Communism Into Canada
Trudeau was an unabashed Marxist who admired dictators like Fidel Castro and Mao Zedong. He enacted communist-style legislation that took away private property rights [Charter of Rights and Freedoms], expanded the size of government and deficits, emasculated the military and introduced repressive taxation laws.
Quoting from The Truth About Trudeau:
The discrepancy between the strong economic position Trudeau inherited from his predecessor and the calamity he left to his successor could not be more stark. The accumulated deficit under Trudeau rose tenfold, from $19.4 billion to $194.4 billion, or from 25.5 percent of GDP to 43.2 percent. The unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in 1968 versus 11.2 percent in 1984. The annual budgetary deficit was 0.9 percent of GDP in 1968 and 8.3 percent in 1984. Total annual federal spending was $12.9 billion when Trudeau became PM and was $109.2 billion when he quit, or from 17 percent of GDP to 24.2 percent. Trudeau’s record on inflation, fueled by government spending that rose an average of close to 15 percent over his 15.5 years in office, was the worst among developed nations. Under Trudeau, our currency fell 17 percent against the American dollar, 47 percent against the Japanese Yen, and 68 percent relative to the German Mark.
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