Thursday, January 17, 2019

Free speech is a crime if you are pro-life

I've posted all information on Fr. Tony's case is here.

Fr. De Souza has the best analysis yet of Fr. Tony Van Hee's case:
"The Crown appears to consider it an offence to protest restrictions on free speech if, in the past, you protested against abortion. The crime is exercising free speech while pro-life."
I think we finally know now why pro-life people aren't allowed to practice their Charter right to free speech. It's actually because they are pro-life. If you were pro-choice and carried that exact same sign inside the bubble zone, you wouldn't be charged with anything.

So now we know.

Dear Doug Ford and Caroline Mulroney. Can you please explain why?

Here are their email addresses if you'd also like to ask the Premier and the Attorney General this question.

doug.fordco@pc.ola.org
caroline.mulroney@pc.ola.org

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Freedom of information is neither free, timely, or accurate

As I've written before, I am appealing the information I received on the abortion bubble zone:
"I am now appealing to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario because of all the information that I didn't receive.
In fact, what I did receive was pretty sloppy stuff. No index was included in my package. When an index finally arrived (after I told the information commissioner I hadn't received it when she asked), it referenced document numbers, but my information only had page numbers and no document numbers. So clearly it was impossible to match the index with the stack of papers I received.
One of my other complaints was the glaring omission of any police reports to support the need for a bubble zone in the first place. You know, like actual evidence for the need for a bubble zone? When I asked the information commissioner about this, I was told:
"with respect to the police reports, I had followed up earlier with the ministry [attorney general] and they advised there were no police reports.""
Lastly, I am appealing the cost to get this "free"dom of information (not free at all at $552.50)
that was very sloppy work.

And I have now received (in December) a new package that contains a pile of pages with document numbers to match the pile of pages. Finally.

And it only took 14 months. Such great service. So cheap. These bureaucrats are amazing.

How does one not get sarcastic when they are dealing with such incompetence?

So now I will peruse what I received, and continue with my appeal with the Privacy Commissioner. For as long as it takes me.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Holding Justin Trudeau to account on the fallacy of a Charter Right to abortion

Below I post (with permission) Theresa Winchester's recent correspondence with Justin Trudeau. She received a reply from his office, then she replies again.

It's hard to believe that the Prime Minister of Canada doesn't know that there is no charter right to abortion. It's also good to know that people will challenge Justin Trudeau on this lack of knowledge.

I think it is very important that others write Justin Trudeau about this subject. The chances of you getting a sincere and honest reply are nil. But it is still important to do make our views known. Trudeau is our Prime Minister. He is accountable to us. Even though he acts like he isn't.
http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/CH37-4-3-2002E.pdf
Mr. Trudeau, I am re-sending this information because you perhaps didn't receive the hard copy letter and printed copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms previously sent.  The staff member who has been erroneously advising you may have scooped it up without sending it onward to you?  
Sincerely, I have your own best interests at heart.  Each and every time I hear you talk about Charter rights to abortion, you are really really putting yourself in an embarrassing position that won't bode well for your place in Canadian history.  The sooner you cease making incorrect statements [like those recorded in the attached facebook video below], the less frequent you will look foolish and ill-informed.  Your children will one day be truly aghast that their father continuously spoke very sincerely about a right that does not exist in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  This will be particularly so in their case since it was their grandfather, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who won a place in history by the creation of this seminal document. https://www.facebook.com/RightNowHQ/videos/537095176740840/ 
Just in case it is I who is ill-informed or has lost her ability to read fairly simple and straightforward English words, please let me know by return email if you can find frequently touted right to abortion in the Charter, attached in PDF form, either explicitly stated or by implication.  I have searched it manually more than once; I have also used those three little dots in the top right of the document to do an electronic search.  I still can't find it; indeed, I can't find a right to any medical treatments using either method.
You would be doing me and many many of my friends, family and acquaintances a huge favour if you could point out to me exactly where you are reading that entitlement.  Because, you see, we are calling you a simpleton and worse for putting words into the Charter that are not there. 
Yours sincerely, 
Theresa Winchester
Prime Minister's response
From: Prime Minister/Premier Ministre gc
.ca>
Date: January 2, 2019 at 12:31:02 EST
To: Theresa Winchester <theresajoew@gmail.com>
Cc: "Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C.,M.P." <mcu@justice.gc.ca>
Subject: Office of the Prime Minister / Cabinet du Premier ministre 
Dear Ms. Winchester: 
On behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence regarding abortion. 
Please be assured that your comments have been carefully reviewed. As you may know, the abortion provisions of the Criminal Code fall within the purview of the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. I have therefore taken the liberty of forwarding a copy of your email to Minister Wilson-Raybould, for her information and consideration. 
Thank you for taking the time to write.
Theresa's subsequent response:
Further to your email, please advise further rationale for sending my correspondence to the Minister of Justice.  I am aware that abortion, if it were an illegal activity, would fall under the Criminal Code of Canada but there was no mention of abortion as a legal or illegal activity in Canada in my email.  My stated concern is that the Prime Minister of Canada, by word and deed, seems to be unaware that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not include a right to an abortion.  This is the concern that warrants a response from the PMO. 
Honestly, your email sounds very much like a "don't you worry your pretty little head about this" response.  There are times when it would appear that elected officials and their staff believe that Canadians are just not very bright and won't understand when they are being patronized or treated as though they are stupid.  This is one of those time.  
Sincerely,
Theresa Winchester

Monday, December 17, 2018

Fr. Tony's case - NOTICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION

Fr. Tony has every intention of taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. He believes he is doing God's work in standing up against abortion. He's totally convinced of this.

He is very happy that there are people out there who support his case. He is very thankful to everyone who has made a donation and/or who is praying for him.

For someone who has been protesting abortion in a very public way, for thirty years now, this is the logical conclusion to what Fr. Tony's been doing all along. Making a public stand against abortion. To tell the government that abortion is wrong. To use free speech as the tool of choice.

The government continues to do its best in quashing freedom of speech rights. Fr. Tony is having none of it. He will protest until he physically can't protest anymore. Fr. Tony is not going away.

For more information on Fr. Tony's case, please see his lawyer's letters (NOTICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTION) to the Crown Prosecutor Ontario Court of Justice – Provincial Offences Court and the The Attorney General of Ontario on behalf of Fr. Tony.

I understand some people haven't seen these letters which explain Fr. Tony's case, which is why I am republishing them now.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

More on Fr. Tony's bubble zone constitutional challenge

"The case has been adjourned to Jan. 24 and “transferred to the Ontario Court of Justice so it can be heard before a judge,” said constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos, who is representing the 83-year-old Jesuit priest. 
“This is because we have challenged the constitutionality of the legislation in question and a justice of the peace cannot strike legislation as being unconstitutional,” said the lawyer. 
Polizogopoulos said they will likely set a trial date at the Jan. 24 court appearance."