You know, you'd think that one of the things that makes Canada such an international role model is that, as a country, we have an inherent and fundamental sense of fairness and justice. You know, sort of like this:
The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the security certificate system used by the federal government to detain and deport foreign-born terrorist suspects.
In a 9-0 judgment handed down Friday, the court found that the system, described by the government as a key tool for safeguarding national security, violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms...
The court said while it might not be arbitrary to detain the suspects in the first instance, it's arbitrary to continue the detention without a review for such a long time, she said.
You'd think it would be hard to argue against a fundamental civil right like this:
The court said the men, who are accused of having ties to al-Qaeda, have the right to see and respond to evidence against them.
You'd think that ... unless you were a Blogging Tory.
- Socialist Gulag: "For the second time in a week the Liberal elites in this country provided aid & comfort to those who wish us harm all in the interest of maintaining slavish devotion to that damn charter."
- Civitatensis: "Friends of Osama?"
- Canadian Blue Lemons: "Who will rid us of these pestilent priests and protectors of the enemies of our society?"
- Dr. Roy: " Canadians are less safe today thanks to the fiberals and the fiberal supreme court."
- mesopotamia west: "Court in Bed with Terrorism."
Tune in next week when the same people who are utterly indifferent to perpetual incarceration based on secret evidence explain how gay marriage is a horrifying and intolerable affront to their civil rights.