Ontario Man Lands In Prison For Opinion; Ethics Commission Properly Hammers Trudeau

Like I said. Canada has no commitment to liberty.

Canadians need to come to terms with this reality if we want to fix it. You can't talk out of your ass claiming to be free when in practice you're not.

When writing 'no more Muslims' on a park bench lands you in jail for five months, you know we're inferior to the United States on matters of free speech and expression.

Face the fact Canada. We Canadians have it backwards. We talk about how education and health care are fundamental rights (which they're not) and how they must be provided by the state (thus making them positive rights that which the government can give and take away on its whims), yet true fundamental human rights that are inalienable (negative rights) like free speech and opinion we accept the government can jail us for? That we feel it's appropriate the bureaucracy can determine what is 'hate' speech should sends a shiver down spines across this country.

Are you free by the grace of God or not? 

Worse, you (we didn't vote for him in this house) let a man and his party with so many ethical breaches so far and who clearly holds us in such low regard pass such a law.

What kind of values are these? This is not something to be proud of nor should we condone it.

Porco of Oshawa should have received a fine or perhaps a couple of days for graffiti but five months? He'll miss Christmas with the family over this crap? I understand there was a criminal background in the case but the Judge seems to have had an unnecessary axe to grin in my view:

"....Joseph Porco shows little insight into the harmful nature of his conduct, Ontario Court Justice Ferhan Javed said in handing down the sentence Thursday, Sept. 21.

“Mr. Porco’s message left black marks on a public bench but even after the words are scrubbed away with a guilty plea, it leaves stains that may be more permanent,” the judge said. “Mr. Porco’s message was both hateful and hurtful to the community and needs to be deterred."

I have a huge problem with this statement by Javed. Oh, is it 'hateful and hurtful' I refuse to call him Judge and address him by his family name? I wonder if this judge would render the same verdict had a Muslim wrote 'no more Jews' on a park bench or said something equally as harmless about Christians.

This is preposterous and saddens me we're now a country that doesn't support liberty. We've insanely weaponized words and begun to put people in prison for them. I'm not comfortable with the path we're on.

If you're gonna put someone in jail based on their opinions I now consider this an attack on liberty because ALL OF US ARE TARGETS NOW.

And this is thanks to the lousy bums who run the Liberal party of Canada.

Trudeau can brag all he wants about creating jobs. Governments do that all the time.

His lasting (negative) impact on Canada I argue will be his unnecessary attacks on our freedom. Between Motion 103 and C-16 (as well as his increasing of the debt) Trudeau will leave a stain just like the NEP  schemed by his father - not to mention create a divide along the lines of liberty versus tyranny. People should not be siding on any grounds the arrest of our fellow citizens for their opinions however much we disagree. 

Taking away people's rights will be his legacy.


Oh. What about Justin Trudeau? The ethics commission found him guilty on three of the four trips he took.

"I'm sorry I didn't, and in the future I will be clearing all my family vacations with the commissioner's office. I've always considered the Aga Khan a close family friend, which is why I didn't clear this family trip in the first place. But given the commissioner's report, I will be taking all precautions in the future."

He didn't know. Poor guy.

Is it a crime if blogs report on how full of shit the PM is? Asking for a friend.

Anyway. The article goes on:

"...And the "friend" is Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims, owner of a private island in the Bahamas and chairman of the board for the Global Centre for Pluralism, an institution in Ottawa to which the federal government pledged a $15-million grant in July 2015.
It is a combination of that grant, that island and the Trudeau family's use of a private helicopter to access the island that has resulted in the prime minister being found to have violated sections 5, 11, 12 and 21 of the Conflict of Interest Act.
It is also a rarefied sort of scandal of the sort that few, if any, other prime ministers could have walked into.

The prime minister has not been found guilty of corruption — the commissioner found no evidence Trudeau acted to advance any of the Aga Khan's projects or interests.

But he accepted a gift that might reasonably be seen to influence him, and he failed to arrange his affairs in a manner that would have prevented a conflict of interest. What had merely been an opposition allegation of something untoward now lands with the thud of an official finding of wrongdoing.
A portion of that finding actually rests on the commissioner's ruling that Trudeau and the Aga Khan did not constitute "friends" in a way that might have exempted their interactions from one section of the Conflict of Interest Act...."
"...As a political leader, he has defined himself by his efforts to address questions of privilege: seeking to grow and expand the middle class, taxing the rich, reducing economic inequality and so on. And he recently announced another round of town-hall meetings — the previous roundlaunched after the vacation first came to light — by declaring his desire to escape the insular nature of power.
But the trip to the Aga Khan's island is a reminder of Trudeau's rarefied life. Maybe the Aga Khan invited him because he was important, but Trudeau knew the Aga Khan in the first place because he is the son of a prime minister.
And that the trip happened — in ignorance or defiance of the potential for official or political problems — suggests a dangerous insularity.
The prime minister is due to spend this year's Christmas vacation in Canada. But even if he never again goes somewhere tropical to unwind, this should be a lesson in the politics of privilege.
My impression? Trudeau knows what he did. It's just that he doesn't care.
And this makes him doubly dangerous regarding his arrogance and insularity. 

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