Once again, with the Stephen Harper Conservatives unwilling to defend the rights of Canadians, the federal court has to step in and smack the government around. This time, its on the Abousfian Abdelrazik case:
A judge has ordered the Harper government to arrange a Montreal man's return from Sudan within 30 days.How many times, now, has the courts had to step in and tell this Conservative government that it has the duty, and the moral obligation, to protect the rights of its citizens? And ALL its citizens, not just the ones that fit their ideological definition of traditional values and "real" Canadians.
Federal Court Justice Russel Zinn says the government breached Abousfian Abdelrazik's constitutional rights by not allowing him to fly home.
Frankly, I've lost count. The court had to step in for Canadians on death row. The courts had to step in on Omar Khadr, a case Harper is appealing. And now Abdelrazik. And I'm sure there's others I'm forgetting.
It's pretty pathetic, frankly, when the courts have to step in -- regularly -- and tell the Reformatories "Hey, you're job is to stand on guard for the rights of Canadians. So smarten the hell up!" They should kind of know that already. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers