Justin’s dad pro­tected me

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

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

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