So this phony 'law and order' government has been told, once again, that they are violating the Charter.
Hasn't the court ruled against them on Ronald Smith, Omar Khadr and now this?
The Federal Court of Canada on Thursday ordered the federal government to allow the return of a Montreal man stranded in Sudan for six years as an al-Qaeda suspect, ruling his charter rights have been breached.
Bob Rae asked about this in QP today:
Mr. SPEAKER, I have a question for the minister of foreign affairs. He will no doubt know, Mr. SPEAKER, that the federal Court has ruled this morning in a very emphatic judgment. That there is a serious question of the federal government government's adherence to the rule of law, in which the court has said very clearly that Mr. Abdelrazik should have been granted a passport. -- Abdelrazik should have been granted a passport. He was not. He should have been granted to come back to Canada, and he was not. I would like to ask a simple question. Will they change the decision of the government of Canada
Our, oh so deep Minister of Justice who always demonstrates just how seriously he takes these issues responded with:
Hon. Robert Nicholson: THANK YOU, Mr. SPEAKER, A Lengthy decision of the federal court was handed down this morning. Inasmuch as I've never been a member of the NDP, we'll actually read the decision before making a decision on it.
Wasn't that brilliant? Insightful? Meaningful? The decision btw is only about 100 pages.
Nicholson, like Harper, fancies himself to be a tough law and order guy, but they both obviously have no compunction in flouting the law of the land if it doesn't fit with their sick agenda.