“It is not just a philosophical beacon of hope that we can be better than we are, it is a pragmatic tool to ensure those who are trapped by ignorance that the power they might want to wield against the less popular – like gays, First Nations, women, the poor, immigrants i.e. most of us – isn’t actually legal.”

Theresa Healey and Wendy Young of Prince George were one of the first same-sex couples to be married in Canada. The Charter means a bit more to them than to the naysayers.

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