Much of what makes up Canada today is our bilingualism, our multiculturalism, and rules are all because of the choices Canadians made between 1945 and 2000. Events that have happened during these years has allowed Canada to have grown to become one of the best countries to live in.In Canada, we have two official languages; English and French. The reason? In the 1968 election, Pierre Elliott Trudeau had called for a “Just society” which involved bringing in a policy for bilingualism. ?The Official Languages Act was implemented in January of 1969 which made English and French the official languages of Canada. It requires federal businesses to provide services in English or French on request. Canada’s bilingualism isn’t the only important aspect of what made Canada as diverse as it is today, a huge part of it comes from immigration.Although right after the war’s end in 1945, Canadian immigration regulations remained unchanged from what it was during the pre-war years. It would change soon though. In the late 1960s, Canada created a point system to decide whether or not a person applying to immigrate to Canada is desirable. Under the system, each person was awarded points for age, education, ability to speak English or French, and job skills. There are many reasons people may want to immigrate to Canada such as job opportunities or our education. Some may be coming in as refugees to get away from a dangerous environment. Canada has many rules to keep its citizens safe. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was established in 1982. Before the Charter was enacted, rights and freedoms in Canada were protected by a variety of laws, but none of these laws were part of the Constitution and lacked in power. The Charter applies to anyone in Canada, although some of its rights apply only to citizens such as the right to vote and the right to enter and leave the country. The charter also covers the right to a democratic government, the right to live and seek work anywhere in Canada, the legal rights of people accused of crimes, the rights of Native peoples, the right to equality (eg. gender equality, freedom of expression), and the right to receive an education in their language whether it be in English or French.