Blazing Cat Fur
Our court system is no better than the 9th circuit court below the 49th parallel.
Our courts are the enemy of the people.
Seeing that the BNA Act is still the foundational document for the Canadian Constitution, the next time the Conservatives are in power they should use section 99.
“99. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, the judges of the superior courts shall hold office during good behaviour, but shall be removable by the Governor General on address of the Senate and House of Commons.”
The law students out there all seem to be SJW’s in waiting. I know one. Scary.
There was one lawyer who a number of years ago taught a course called Marxism and the Law at York University. She was a member of the New Socialists.
Law School ain’t what it used to be.
And that is why we need law grads from Trinity Western.
The issue of our times is not islamophobia but islamophilia which is a substratum of necrophilia since islaaaam (as they like to pronounce it) is all about death. This travesty has to be kept in the forefront of our collective memory until election time. Perhaps a memory clock:
x number of days since the Prime Minister rewarded a terrorist. I’m sure that some tech savvy readers can come up with something
Best caption of Turdeau (yet) I love it
The widow should sue the Canadian government in US court to recover the $134 Million judgement. I am sure that the Canadian government has Billions in assets in the U.S. that can be seized by the courts .
I hope Trump takes PM Dickmouth to the woodshed.
I had hoped that Trump would have publicly and privately condemned Trudeau’s actions by now but so far nothing. The ideal time would have been when he was in Hamburg. I wonder how well informed Trump is about what is going on in this world. You would think that Trump would be livid over Trudeau’s support of a terrorist who killed a US medic but so far crickets.
Trump’s busy with macaroni man.
Trudeau just gave him the biggest cudgel he could need for free trade renegotiations.
Canada is a country of activist judges, activist lawyers, and career politicians all creating more regulations to require more of the same ilk, only more dense and flung further afield from common sense Canadians. We’re in the hinterland folks.
We truly are in a mess, a ruling class that no one elected.
Trudeau settles a lawsuit to save money but he has no problem funding a fifty million dollar commission to find out why native women die.
It was Trudeau’s charter that made possible judicial activism along with changes to our constitution. Since all our politicians are career politicians and have a vested interest in keeping things the same, I doubt it possible to obtain the required number to repeal the charter and revoke the changes to the constitution such as equalisation payments, multiculturalism etc. I would prefer to retain a modicum of hope, but it looks like we are headed for the same destruction as the UK.
Who financed the lawsuit?
I want to know.
I do not know for certain but suspect it was perhaps the court challenge program. The one the Liberals brought in and Harper eliminated with Trudeau Jr. reinstating it. If so, it means we tax payers funded it.
Why does this seem like the ending in “The Usual Suspects”, Khadr has that oily look just like Verbal Kint.
Khadr apologized and said he wished he could take the Speer’s pain away, but his action indicate something else. He deceived Verbal Kint.
And like Verbal Kint, we’re seeing Khadr no longer a financial cripple but a man with his hand no longer frozen closed but open grabbing everything he can from Mrs. Speer, her children and Layne Morris.
“Khadr’s suit had a ‘pretty reasonable chance'”
Lorne Sossin is dean of the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Sossin also spoke with CBC radio’s Metro Morning this week.
………… In effect, Mr. Khadr would have used the findings of fact accepted by the Supreme Court in 2010 (which found his charter rights had been violated by the involvement of Canadian officials who shared fruits of their interrogation with American officials) as a foundation for claims for charter damages………
So, if I understand this properly, Canadian officials shared information with American officials and that was a breach of a terrorist’s rights according to the charter ?
They also claim that Khadr was “sleep deprived” when the Canadian officials interviewed him (I think it was stupid for the Canadian government to send officials to Gitmo – they should have let the American’s deal with Khadr).
Even if Khadr had a “reasonable chance” of winning the amount of the damages is another matter. I cannot imagine a court awarding Khadr $10.5 Million in damages because Canadian officials shared details of their interrogation when Khadr was sleep deprived. Some will say the Maher Arar case “set a precedent” but it doesn’t because it was settled out of court – not decided in a court of law so no precedence.
In order to get anywhere near $10 Million in damages in Canada a plaintiff would have to have been so grievously injured that they cannot work for life and require round the clock support – also ANY award by the court can be challenged and very often they are greatly reduced on appeal.
Actually the fact that the Arar was settled out of court is exactly the same as what happened with the Khadr case, so it did set a “precedent”, but a bad and very wrong one at that. Arar should never have received a cent, and on that Harper screwed up big time. Still that does not justify what has happened here with Khadr.
I’m not a legal expert but I believe a legal precedence must be established in a court of law . If a private party (the Canadian government) decides to pay another private party (Arar) a ridiculous amount of money in damages I cannot see this establishing a legal precedence. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_precedent
I was not calling it a legal precedent, only a precedent, so of course one cannot claim it set a legal precedence. I am unaware that anyone is making that claim, but if so then it is BS of course.
Is there any other recourse?
Nope. Had this been decided in a court of law we could have appealed the award (which would have been nowhere near 10 million). On appeal most awards are greatly reduced.
There has to be something that could be done. Not only is this bad for Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris but it invites frivolous payments WE have to hand out for other piece of sh– terrorists.
Trump is saving his markers.
There is already a precedent for getting compensated and Khadr’s scumbag lawyers called Speer’s and Morris’ claims based on Wikipedia (he actually said this). There is no way the money should not go to the Speer family and Morris.
Yes there is, but it would be unwise to discuss it here.
I see …