We now have a justice system that supports those with “acceptable political views” and persecutes those with “unacceptable views”
The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home underscores existing concerns that the United States now has a two-tier justice system.
But here in Canada, there’s a quieter version of the same argument, revealed during a motorcade protest.
A longstanding political debate in Canada has been over a so-called “two-tier health care system” to replace the current socialist model. One side argued that allowing private companies to participate in the system would improve it, while proponents of the status quo would create a “two-tier” system that hurt disadvantaged people. Arguing. That argument is playing out in court today. This is especially true in the lawsuit filed by Dr. Brian Day.
But until very recently, there was no concern about a dual justice system where one’s political views determine what kind of justice one receives. There was universal agreement on the principles that should be addressed. It has always been recognized that people with money have more access to lawyers, but it has always been taken for granted that one’s political views are irrelevant in achieving justice. Simply put, that justice would be blind to the politics of the time.
That changes, and the Tamara Rich case raises concerns that we now have a justice system that favors those with “acceptable political views” and persecutes those with “unacceptable views.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau supported protests such as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Wet Sweaten protests but was denounced and when asked why he was willing to make them illegal, his “acceptable views” philosophy to Canadians. Convoy Protest.
He said he supports those with “acceptable views” and condemns those with “unacceptable views.” In his view, it is possible to determine which opinions are “acceptable” and which are “unacceptable.” In the case of those who supported the motorcade protests, those with “unacceptable views,” Trudeau called those citizens “racists” and “misogynists.” His government then treated these protesters in a rigorous manner never seen before in the country. People had their bank accounts frozen, some imprisoned, others had their trucks and personal belongings confiscated.
No other protester had ever been treated so harshly before in Canadian history. Although it caused damage, none of these protests were charged with committing a crime. We must remember that the BLM protests (which Trudeau actually participated in) claimed dozens of lives and caused billions of dollars in property damage in the United States.
The Wet’suwet’en protests have shut down Canada’s rail system for weeks and caused heavy economic damage. Accidental crimes such as arson and vandalism that occurred during the Wet’suwet’en protests could easily have claimed lives and certainly disrupted and damaged the economy. (Furthermore, the vandalism of churches and the vandalism of statues that followed dubious allegations that the bodies of 215 boarding school students were found in Kamloops last summer went largely unindicted. ) Apparently, anyone participating in these protests has committed a crime and passed the Prime Minister’s “acceptable views” test.
But the protesters in the convoy were treated quite differently.
Tamara Rich watched every part of the newly created two-tier system play out inside a prison cell. For doing what thousands of BLM, Wet’suwet’en, and unmarked grave protesters did with impunity, Rich was imprisoned and I was treated in a manner unbefitting of a Canadian citizen.
But Chief Justice Wagner’s out-of-court remarks made matters worse. The Chief Justice, who did not blame the protesters in these much more damaging protests, singled out the motorcade protesters for blame.
So people like Tamara Rich know exactly where they stand when it comes to governments and judicial systems in power. They are no longer citizens, they are enemies. They have “unacceptable views”. And those with “unacceptable views” face the possibility of their views being judged by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who has laid out a very clear view of people like Rich.
Justice should be blind. Does Canada currently have a two-tier judicial system?
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