Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lots of Rights, But No Common Sense

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms says in Section 7, "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice."

Now a Supreme Court Judge in British Columbia has declared that it is unconstitutional for the Federal government to close down a "safe drug injection site" because of Section 7. So I guess we now have the right to life, liberty and the safe injection of heroin.

Methinks it is now time to dispense with a dysfunctional constitution, or quite a few dysfunctional judges. Remember, under the current order, we have a legal system but not a justice system.


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