14 June 2018

Drunk driving not a "serious crime"...

...say Canadian lawmakers...

The Senate decided that the “serious criminality” designation for impaired driving should not apply to permanent residents and foreign nationals sentenced to less than six months in jail.
Once again... special laws for special people. With quotes from Senators Ratna Omidvar and Mobina Jaffer.

Meanwhile, in other increasingly ordinary news...
TORONTO - The death of 28-year-old Victoria Selby-Readman, found with obvious signs of trauma found inside a Queen St. W. apartment on Tuesday is now being investigated as a homicide. Investigators are not releasing the cause of death at the moment.
And...
Homicide detectives are investigating after a man died following an assault in Parkdale near Queen Street and Lansdowne Avenue at around 8:30 p.m.on Wednesday night.
But, wait... there's more...
"A five-year-old and a seven-year-old have been transported to Sick Kids Hospital after a shooting took place in Scarborough on Thursday evening. One patient was taken to hospital with serious injuries that are possibly life-threatening, while the second victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries."


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

old white guy asks------------ just who or what is the senate and why should we care?

Neo Conservative said...

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how about because they continue to milk
canadians like a herd of retarded cows?

how about because they are appointed
for life and are completely unaccount-
able to taxpayers?

i could go on.

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Dollops said...

In a well-constituted country nothing that hasn't resulted in harm would be a crime; drivers by the million have weaved and crept home without causing any more than tsk-tsks. The whole idea of preventative law is contrary to rational thinking -- hopefully conservative thinking. The great failure of our justice system is not that it doesn't provide enough prevention, it is that it even tries to anticipate the outcome of certain behaviors. "Law enforcement" is a most unfortunate catch-word as it implies that the law is superior to an individual's rights whether or not the individual actually does any harm. "Enforcers" may cite you for failing to stop at a red light or stop sign even when your vehicle is obviously the only one on the road at the time. Worse, police officers are the first of the agents in a process that often severely punishes tipplers who haven't and won't hurt anyone.

Anonymous said...

old white guy says---------------Neo, yes they are an unnecessary expense but they have no power and if they were not in the senate I am sure the governments of any given day would find another way to reward their hacks.

dmorris said...

Our beloved and blessed Conservative Senators rushed the carbon tax Bill through in order to spend more time discussing the marijuana legalization Bill.
Senators, in their ivory towers don't seem to realize the effects of the carbon tax on ordinary Canadian who don't earn a six figure income with an expense account.

The CPC seems lost in the fifties with their fearmongering on legalized weed. Add this to Scheer's support of Kyoto, his standing ovation for Trudeau in the House over his Trump problems,Scheer's support for the dairy cartel,and his booting Bernier out of his critic's position with the Opposition, and we have a recipe tailor made for a Gerald Butts/Justin Trudeau victory in 2019.

Wouldn't surprise me if the LPC gets over 200 seats. When you have Liberal,opposed by Liberal-lite, many voters will choose the real deal instead of the unattractive imitation.