Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s Great Betrayal
Gwen Landolt, lawyer, and Dr. Patrick Redmond, historian and author, have published a book entitled Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s Great Betrayal, which examines the betrayal of the traditional values upon which Canada was founded with the passing of the Omnibus Bill in 1969, which amended the Divorce Act and the Criminal Code on abortion and homosexuality. Then the Charter of Rights, passed in 1982, shifted power from Parliament which was subject to public opinion to the Supreme Court of Canada, which was not. This shift in power opened the door to a wide list of areas in which, for the first time, the judiciary, rather than the legislature, had the final say. For example, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms passed in 1982, led the Supreme Court in Regina v. Morgentaler in 1988 to remove all rights for the unborn child.
The book is sold on amazon.ca and amazon.com as well as various bookstores.