Friday, December 09, 2011

Even the Ottawa Citizen...

understands its a stupid judge.

Parliament can change law


OTTAWA CITIZEN DECEMBER 9, 2011

The Federal Court has decided the government's legislation making changes to the Canadian Wheat Board is an "affront to the rule of law." This is a serious finding, but it was not an inevitable conclusion. It required the court to give weight to a particular interpretation of another law, and to decide that what Parliament meant to say isn't precisely what it did say.

What Parliament did say, in Section 47.1 of the Canadian Wheat Board Act, added in 1998, is that no government can add or subtract any particular kind of grain to the wheat board's mandate without consulting the board, and getting a favourable vote from farmers in a "voting process ... determined by the Minister."

This government doesn't want to add or subtract a type of grain. It wants to remove the board's marketing monopoly - the "single desk" - so farmers can decide how and to whom they sell their products.

5 comments:

Ed the Hun said...

Well, no surprise, guess which regime appointed the judge who made such a strange ruling?

Of course, the judge was appointed in 2003 to the Federal Court, by you guessed it, Mr. Chretien.

Just another activist judge trying to hold back the changes that Mr. Harper et al are trying to achieve.

Not really a surprise here...hopefully upon appeal, the appeal court admonishes the judge for making such a ruling.

Ed the Hun

Anonymous said...

This judge should be fired outright.
If he had any (can't say that here) - Oh, that's right, he don't have any, he's a Liberal.

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, it is a crying shame judges like Campbell can't be yanked from the bench. Too many lefties in the judiciary and bureaucracy getting in Harper's way. Despicable.

NO QUARTER

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, it is a crying shame judges like Campbell can't be yanked from the bench. Too many lefties in the judiciary and bureaucracy getting in Harper's way. Despicable.

NO QUARTER

Anonymous said...

all judges, including the scoc can be overrulled by parliment.

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