Thursday, June 04, 2009

God Bless the Canadian Courts


Many of the things we Canadians pride ourselves on - tolerance and diversity - have been brought to us not by the "will of the people" as expressed through the elective legislature, but through the courts. This is how abortion was legalized, same sex marriage, and lenient cannabis laws. Our governments where too conservative to make these moves, but too gutless to change the laws in the face of court rulings. Only later did these ideas and frames of mind become the "norm".

Now the Federal Court has saved Canada from another shame. It has ordered the Canadian government to bring home the hapless Abousfian Abdelrazik: a victim of Islamophobia, and blatant discrimination if there ever was one. Its about time !

Read the full story here.

Now if only the courts can force the government's hand re Omar Khader the former Canadian child soldier held for 8 years now in Guantanamo Bay. He deserves to be brought to Canada and given a fare trial - not held by a paranoid and self serving American system of faux justice.

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