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How can we make Canada’s Charter work better? David Frum on the dangers of the courts deciding policy. Plus, why Canada needs a national design competition

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, with an elbow bump before the delivery of the Speech from the Throne at the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press.

This is the seventh episode of The Hub’s bi-weekly series featuring Sean Speer in conversation with leading author, journalist, and thinker David Frum. The two discuss what should be done with historic government properties including the Canadian Prime Minister’s residence and why a national design competition could both improve Canada’s status in the world and help solve the country’s national unity crisis.

Also, they touch on the legacy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as it celebrates its fortieth anniversary and why it is dangerous for the courts to be too actively involved in setting policy.

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