A lawless society, a banana republic, corruption around every corner, are we there yet? Not quite sure, I don`t no what`s worse, a lawless society where we know the rule of law is gone or a country that has but the illusion of law.
I and others take on these stories but the masses, my lord the masses, life,water,food,health,money is being stolen from the public and they nary bat an eye, yet, Tiger Woods boinks everything that moves and the world clamours to the story, Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks gets a slap from Ron Mclean of the CBC and the story goes "Viral", the headlines on our B.C. dailies go exclusive on Burrows, the live blogging, the travesty of it all, Alex Burrows was called a goon and the people are ready to march in the streets with pitchforks, meanwhile, meanwhile people`s children are being poisoned, their child`s future is being handed to corporations and nothing.
Something very disturbing is going on in Canadian courts, ruling after ruling going against the Provincial governments and Federal governments yet, .....Yet the issues remain unchanged, for example the criminal crown land giveaways to the big three forest companies(Gordon Campbell`s bankers)...First Nations people wave their ancient treaties only to be told...There there,nothing to see,move along. (read about it here) http://intercontinentalcry.org/first-nations-chiefs-put-the-government-on-notice/
The honourable B.C. Auditor General, John Doyle, our last unbiased watchdog comes out with scathing report after scathing report only to be ignored and discredited from Gordon Campbell`s public affairs bureau, these forest giveaways were described by John Doyle as " Not in the public interest'....and...." The province failed to consult".....also...." Giveaways are illegal as set out in the original terms"..........Yet nothing happens, the deals stand, read John Doyle`s HARSH REBUKE against the Campbell government`s ILLEGAL forest giveaway here..http://www.elc.uvic.ca/press/auditor_general_report.html
How is it possible to have Canadian courts, independent watchdogs, even our police forces to see false facts, flawed processes, laws interpeted wrong, only to put their arms in the air and say oops and then move along, surely we can`t allow this pattern to continue, a startling example of this happened yesterday, the Federal government, after the Provincial government allowed the controversial RED CHRIS mine to be approved, like the Province the Federal government was required to conduct an Environmental assessment on this project, what the Federal government did was basically rubber stamp the project, the Federal assessment was lacking any Public hearing or input, the Federal government ignored their own rules on environmental assessments,especially controversial mining projects that affect water health,fish survival and pollution, so I read this the story about the court decision.
Here`s a little background, a group known as :Mining Watch: took the Federal government to court, to the supreme court of Canada and guess what?....They won, good news right, not really because the Controversial Red Chris mine also won, how can that be, how can both sides win in a court of law, it`s not like a soccer game that can end with a 1 to 1 tie, surely both sides can`t win......But the new reality in a corrupt court system is both sides can win, well let me qualify that a little, the Red Chris mine won, the Federal government lost but they get a free pass, :Mining Watch watchdog group: lost the present and apparently won the Future?
Here`s the deal, the Supreme court of Canada.....Justice Marshall Rothstein in the written decision...In a .......7 to 0....Decision the supreme court of Canada agreed with Mining Watch that the Federal government failed to allow a "Proper Environmental assessment" and failed to allow public consultation but the court failed to undo the deal and or to have a proper environmental assessment to be done!
That`s right friends, how can that be, we are talking about the health of water,fish and ultimately human health, how, how indeed can a court say the process was flawed but allow the mine`s approval to stand? Think about it, the court is allowing law breaking, public safety, first nation`s rights, Canadian rights to be circumvented and stomped on, that folks is not justice,that is, in my opinion "Criminal obfuscation".....(Read the decision here)http://www.vancouversun.com/gold+copper+mine+wins+environmentalists+Supreme+Court/2468053/story.html
This pattern of courts letting travestries to stand does and will have repercussions, I wait with baited breath on the B.C. Rail trial!
I don`t know about the rest of you, but for me, I would rather have a "Kangaroo court" that I know is corrupt,that I know I`m going to lose, that I know the deck is marked,the judges bought off, I would rather find another resolution process than live in a country that when it comes to the "Rule of law that it is nothing but an illusion"
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