Canada is considered the 7th freest country in the world according to Country Rankings by Economic Heritage Forum. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) was enacted in 1984 and it effectively replaced the Bill of Rights of 1960. Although many of the same rights and freedoms are protected by the Charter as by the Bill of Rights, the Charter enhances the protections provided to Canadians by increasing the number and the extent of our rights and freedoms. In addition, the Charter now forms part of our Constitution, making it difficult for future governments to decrease or limit the rights and freedoms we currently enjoy. It applies when the government tries to infringe upon the rights of Canadians. Happy Birthday!!