This article was taken from the Liberal Party‘s website.
About the Liberal Party of Canada
The Liberal Party of Canada built an inclusive and prosperous Canada through a national vision that puts people first.
The hallmarks of our nation – the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, universal health care, our national flag, peacekeeping, bilingualism and multiculturalism, national unity, fiscal responsibility – are Liberal achievements.
Canada’s legacy was forged under Liberal leadership.
Reformers like Louis-Joseph Papineau and William Lyon Mackenzie fought for the early democratic reforms at the heart of our system of responsible government. Wilfrid Laurier built the nation from West to East. Canada came of age under Mackenzie King’s industrial and wartime advances. Lester Pearson achieved healthcare for all and prestige for Canada on the world stage. Pierre Trudeau made Canada into a just society. Jean Chrétien strengthened Canada’s national unity. Paul Martin left Canada with the strongest economy in the world.
In recent years the Liberal Party of Canada helped to define the issues that will shape Canada’s future: returning this country to economic and fiscal health, achieving environmental sustainability, giving our youngest citizens a head start in life through national early-learning child care, and creating a bright future for our First Nations peoples through the historic Kelowna accord.
The next chapter in the Liberal Party of Canada’s history will unfold under the leadership of Michael Ignatieff. Inspired by the high standards set by our party’s past, Liberals are united and ready to achieve the next big national projects that will tie Canadians together.