Justin’s dad protected me
RE: Justin’s dad trampled my freedom (July 15)
Well, John ... when one reads your letter one might think: that man knows his history. You are right about the world wars. It was a sad situation. But please go back and see that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was not enacted till 1982.
During the October Crisis, I was in high school in Montreal where everything was happening. I was going to school with the son of a member of Parliament who had protection with him at all times which meant that we, his friends, were feeling safe, too. I lived near the mayor’s home which had tanks parked out front. It was a terrifying time for us.
Thank you, Pierre Trudeau, for bringing the War Measures Act in and nipping this in the bud. I, for one, am not looking for a handout. I was protected. Doris Clipston, Stoney Creek