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Your major reason(s) for Conservatives not celebrating the Charter

Much has been made over the fact that the Conservative government is willing to throw major money at celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, while not doing anything beyond possibly issuing a press release tomorrow commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Look no further then this article to see why:

In the past year alone, the Charter has been invoked to preserve a Vancouver safe-injection clinic and to blunt the impact of a federal provision to reduce credit for time served in pretrial custody. Prostitution and assisted-suicide laws are under siege. And a wave of new challenges is surging forward, including to mandatory minimum sentences, electronic surveillance and enhanced police powers…Many legal experts believe that the Charter could be used to block mandatory minimum sentences, a crackdown on refugees and measures that will pack more inmates into already-overcrowded prisons.

Bluntly stated, it is potentially the Charter that may stop the Conservative’s worst excesses with their so-called “law and order” agenda. They have no reason to celebrate that, particularly when they view it as a “Liberal” document that is thwarting them.

9 comments to Your major reason(s) for Conservatives not celebrating the Charter

  • Stan

    Trudeau F’d up the Charter, same as everything else he touched.

    Funny how the old commie just couldn’t get it right.
    He should have spent more time looking at real rights instead of cheerleading for murdering thugs like Castro and Che.

  • Fred from BC

    fhg1893

    If you need proof, which is odd considering that every assertion I’ve made is easily verrifiable in seconds, just use your Google-FU, that would seem to make you a willfull ignoramous.

    Nice try though.

    That was just a typical post from Jon, who is much better at insulting people than actually countering their arguments (and usually manages to embarrass himself in the process).

    The odious ‘Notwithstanding Clause’ is what makes our so-called Constitution laughable in my opinion. So, these are my inalienable, written-in-stone rights and freedoms *unless* one or more provinces/territories decides otherwise? Seriously? So in other words, I really have NO RIGHTS AT ALL, do I?

    Ridiculous.

    • fhg1893

      The odious ‘Notwithstanding Clause’ is what makes our so-called Constitution laughable in my opinion. So, these are my inalienable, written-in-stone rights and freedoms *unless* one or more provinces/territories decides otherwise? Seriously? So in other words, I really have NO RIGatHTS AT ALL, do I?

      That’s exactly what I was trying to get at. I get the impression that the left thinks that the right doesn’t like Charter rights, which at least as far as I’m concerned, is totally bogus. I quite like Charter rights, I actually think we ought to have a few more. But I definitely don’t like meaningless rights, which is how they currently exist.

  • Loraine Lamontagne

    Canadians need to be better informed about the Charter, the rights and the laws of this land, than they need to be better informed about the war of 1812. Like it or not, for better or worse, the Charter is a constitutional document that judges refer to when interpreting the laws of today. It affects how we live. The war of 1812 does not add or take away anything in today’s world.

  • fhg1893

    Let’s see here…

    A charter which doesn’t recognize the right to private property.
    A charter which doesn’t recognize the right to self-defence, even though Magna Carta recognized this right.
    A charter which doesn’t recognize the right to bear arms, the tools of self-defence, see Magna Carta again.
    A charter where the fundamental, non-negotiable rights considered necessary to the health and welfare of our society are routinely violated and abrogated completely at the stroke of judicial, and legislative pen.
    A charter which allows the authorities to engage in nearly unlimited mental abuse of persons who are accused when attempting to extract a confession.
    A charter where a single province can prove what a paper-tiger it is by passing and routinely renewing a law which stomps all over it.
    A charter where entrenched mandarin bureaucrats are allowed to make up and enforce laws while being totally unaccountable to the people, nor any branch of government.
    A charter that is so perfect, that it’s practically impossible to ammend, no matter how much it may be necessary.

    I think that probably, we like the idea of the Charter quite a lot. But I see no reason to crow triumphantly about such abysmal implementation.

    • Jon Pertwee

      Lets see here…

      A commenter who doesnt back up his comment with any proof.

      No need to go any further. Thanks for the opinion piece fhg1893

      • fhg1893

        If you need proof, which is odd considering that every assertion I’ve made is easily verrifiable in seconds, just use your Google-FU, that would seem to make you a willfull ignoramous.

        Nice try though.

      • Stan

        Try READING the Charter, Jon….that’s always a good first step….

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