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Individual rights VS the social contract in a pandemic with Hon. Brian Peckford

 

Since the time of Cleisthenes and Pericles freedom has been the aspirational force behind the formation of democracies around the world. However, as history has shown the path to securing individual freedoms often comes at a high cost. Public health restrictions and mandates during the pandemic have challenged our constitutional rights in ways not seen since times of war.  As we enter year 3 of the war on Covid with a new variant and record case counts the tension between individual rights and the social contract is becoming impossible to ignore.

In this episode of Awake In Relationship I speak with Hon. Brian Peckford, former Premier of Newfoundland Labrador (1979 – 1989) and last living architect of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, about the history of the Charter and its significance in the era of Covid.

Show notes

  • To learn more about Brian Peckford check out his personal blog 
  • To get a copy of Brian Peckford’s book, Some Day the Sun Will Shine and Have Not Will Be No More go here
  • To view the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms go here

 

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