Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Conservative (dis)Respect For Canada

It's no secret to many that the Harper Conservatives actively dislike the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As writer EvilScientist muses, there are significant signs that Harper and crew are planning an all out assault on not just the Charter, but on the very principle of Presumed Innocence.

This week marks the 25th Anniversary of Canada's Constitution, and in particular the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. While The Globe and Mail has been examining the Charter and its impact upon our society:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

... however, Harper's own actions speak to his disrespect not just for Canada's laws, but Canada itself.

Interestingly, Dion is promising to undo some of the damage that the Conservatives have started to inflict.

2 comments:

David Wozney said...

The Charter is part of the so-called "Constitution Act, 1982". The "United Kingdom", referred to in the present draft of the "Canada Act, 1982, including the Constitution Act, 1982", refers to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, not the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland".

According to the British North America Act, 1867, the provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick expressed their desire to be federally united into one Dominion under the Crown of the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland", not the Crown of the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”.

Grog said...

And your point would be what?