As the saying goes “February 27, 2013 is a day that will live in infamy”. The Supreme Court of Canada (all lawyers) handed the legal profession its greatest gift ever. Since lawsuits require legal professionals on both sides, anything that requires a complex drawn out process transfers wealth from all Canadians to them. Even if someone from the ‘RIGHT’ files suit there will be money for all. Of course, in the end anyone demanding court action in favor of conservative, Christian, or Jewish will lose.
Today the most clearly hateful words are ‘RACIST’ and ‘HOMOPHOBE’. This decision was about the second of these. On this basis, if you are called either of these two you should have a prima facie case for a tribunal suit. Your attacker should be able to prove that in fact you are what you’ve been called. Actually that is not true based on this decision. You only need to feel threatened.
Would anyone care to speculate on the victims’ chances of a win in any canadian court or tribunal??
We, the people MUST insist that our legislators (representatives of the people) invoke the notwithstanding clause in this case. There has never been a better opportunity to demonstrate the supremacy of the Constitution. If they won’t do this, then we must amend the Constitution by the prescribed process.
Tell the lawyers to get stuffed