VIDEO — Joshua Blakeney: “Canada’s Constitution Not Worth the Paper it’s Written on”
Dec 11, 2014
Having spent most of the day penning an article on violations of civil liberties in Canada—injustices enabled by the Supreme Court of Canada—it was timely for Press TV to ask me to comment on the latest questionable verdict rendered by Canada’s politicized Supreme Court.
I noted that while Canada’s Constitution makes reference to lofty principles such as the right to freedom of speech and the right to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure, that in recent history Supreme Court political-appointees had been rendering constitutional absurd laws which are the antithesis of the spirit of the Constitution.
This, I noted, was exemplified in the Whatcott ruling in which Judge Marshal Rothstein ruled that “not all truthful statements should be free from restriction”. This, he claimed, was compatible with Section 2 of the Constitution which defines freedom of expression, freedom of belief, freedom of thought and freedom of the press as “fundamental freedoms”.