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Supreme Court of Canada 9, Canadian Government 0

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    For more than four years, Mohamed Harkat has asked for his day in court to refute government allegations that he is connected to terrorism and to stop his deportation to Algeria where he says he'll be killed or tortured.

    Yesterday, in a 9-0 ruling, Canada's highest court said the government has denied Harkat, and five other terrorism suspects, their right to a fair hearing, and struck down as unconstitutional the current use of security certificates to detain them on the basis of secret evidence.

    The Supreme Court just didn't overturn it, it was unanimous. The justice system can work.

    As Thomas Walkom said in his Star column today:

    Canada is on its way to becoming a civilized country again. The Supreme Court has ruled that if the government wants to lock up people indefinitely without charge, it has to at least let them muster a defence.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Right now, the Bush White House is angry because those hosers to the north won't follow their example.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    The Canadian Government should have pulled their goalie when they got down 5-0.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Screw that. They should have cleared the benches and started running the justices.
  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I think the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court should do the ceremonial face-off tonight at the Sabres/Sens game.

    And in her Santa Claus outfit judicial robes.


    Or maybe she and Harper can do it together. If they drop 'em you know the PM will turtle. :)
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Nah, Harper was born and raised in Ontario and has lived in the west for years. He's tough. He ain't like them Frenchies who wear visors and shy away from the rough stuff. ;)
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Mrs. Claus is kinda hot, in a disciplinary kinda way...
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