The Broken Promise that is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Tim McNamara I am a Canadian citizen, born in Canada in an era before common sense was replaced by political correctness, before lawyers made stupidity a defense
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling, R. v. Vu, found that RCMP members violated Thanh Long Vu’s Charter Rights and Freedoms when they executed a search warrant on Vu’s Langley, BC, home in 2007. Despite finding that Vu’s rights
For a “conservative” government Stephen Harper’s Conservatives continue to prove they don’t know the meaning of the word. Justice Minister Peter MacKay spoke publicly about the issue of forcing people to provide DNA samples upon arrest and he thinks it’s
One year ago the island state of Cypress stole money from its citizens and gave it to major bank, one of which folded anyway. Calling the theft “a necessary measure” to keep the state economically viable, politicians rewarded the very
It took over a week but RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson finally came out of hiding to face Canadians about the criminal actions of his force in High River, Alberta. Well, he didn’t actually come out of hiding to face Canadians.
It’s a story we’ve seen too many times before… the RCMP willingly and completely without legal justification searches homes without a warrant and seizes firearms “for the public good”. No crime is alleged or presumed, just the same tired old
Imagine it… a school district, supposedly in charge of educating our children, deems the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to be “inappropriate”. No, I am not making this up. Prince Rupert School District No. 52 recently banned teachers from
On February 8th, 2013 it was reported on Lilley’s Pad, Sun TV commentator Brian Lilley’s website, that Ian Thomson got his firearms back from the Ontario Provincial Police. That’s good news, as it means the Ontario Attorney General’s office has
I had a long conversation with Marc Lemire on Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012. For those not familiar with his name, Marc Lemire is the one and only man to ever win a case against the Canadian Human
A 2005 court ruling by the Alberta Court of Appeal makes it clear that bar staff of a privately-owned business cannot be considered “agents of the state” when they detain and search you on private property. The decision in R.
Has the world suddenly gone bonkers? Well, no. The world seemingly has been afflicted with mass insanity since time immemorial. Hi-tech toys merely allow the madness to be refined. Eavesdropping on every telephone conversation, snooping into every e-mail message, cameras
People don’t give a whit about freedom as long as they naively believe the government is not goring their ox, which, they painfully discover with time, it was their own personal inalienable rights that were stealthily chipped away in silence