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.
Dr. Michael Wagner is the author of the Christian Citizenship Guide, Standing on Guard for Thee, True Right, Alberta: Separatism Then and Now, No Other Option, and The Anglosphere’s Broken Covenant. He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta and lives in Edmonton with his wife and eleven children.