June 27, 2014
Time for the Conservatives’ constitutional throwdown to stop
In a major speech today at the
2014 Constitutional and Human Rights Conference, past president of the Canadian Bar Association Simon Potter blasted the Harper Conservatives for failing to uphold the Charter of Rights.
This latest salvo at the government for mishandling justice issues comes on the heels of the Conservatives spending much of the spring session of parliament picking fights with the Supreme Court and having laws struck down because they didn’t respect the constitution.
Let’s go through a run down on some of recent Conservative troubles.
Today’s conference will close with the Canadian Bar Association demanding reforms to the Supreme Court appointment process.
All this from a party with a long history of politicizing crime, undermining the Charter and treating the judiciary like it’s the enemy.
Canadians deserve better.