Leaving God Behind*
Leaving God Behind: The Charter of Rights and Canada’s Official Rejection of Christianity by Michael Wagner (ChristianGovernance, 2012).
The purpose of Leaving God Behind is two-fold. First, to demonstrate using old laws and public policies that Canada was for most of its history a Christian country. And second, to show why it is no longer Christian in any political sense. It once had explicitly Christian federal laws and provincial government policies. These laws and policies have been progressively eliminated since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was adopted in 1982. The Charter incorporated a non-Christian worldview into the foundation of Canadian society and thereby undermined Canada’s original Christian basis.