"The Just Society will be one in which all of our people will have the means and the motivation to participate. The Just Society will be one in which personal and political freedom will be more securely ensured than it has ever been in the past. The Just Society will be one in which the rights of minorities will be safe from the whims of intolerant majorities. The Just Society will be one in which those regions and groups which have not fully shared in the country's affluence will be given a better opportunity. The Just Society will be one where such urban problems as housing and pollution will be attacked through the application of new knowledge and new techniques. The Just Society will be one in which our Indian and Inuit population will be encouraged to assume the full rights of citizenship through policies which will give them both greater responsibility for their own future and more meaningful equality of opportunity. The Just Society will be a united Canada, united because all of its citizens will be actively involved in the development of a country where equality of opportunity is ensured and individuals are permitted to fulfil themselves in the fashion they judge best." -June 10, 1968 Official Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
A Just Society is so many things and yet so few. It is a moral code for governing. Every single action contemplated by a government requires a Just Society litmus test. Will the action advance personal and political freedom? Is the minority protected against an intolerant majority? Will the action advance the legitimate goal of a minority? Will there be equality of opportunity? If the proposed action fails the test, the proposed action must be discarded and the process started anew. -Fuddleduddle