Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thanks, Pierre

Raise a glass to celebrate going on 40 years of liberty -- it was 39 years ago today that the Canadian government passed Omnibus Bill C-150:
"The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 S.C.1968-69, c. 38) was an omnibus bill that introduced major changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. It was introduced as Bill C-150 by then Minister of Justice Pierre Trudeau in the second session of the27th Canadian Parliament on December 21, 1967. On May 14, 1969, after heated debates, Omnibus Bill C-150 passed third reading in the House of Commons..." [...]

"It proposed, among other things, to decriminalize homosexuality, all
ow abortion and contraception..."
It was this bill that Trudeau famously defended by saying
"There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."
Amen to that, baby, and cheers!