Comment 25801

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted July 02, 2008 at 22:31:01

Ryan, I especially like this part...

Equality Rights 15.2

Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race,national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, or mental or physical disability.

...In effect, what this is saying is that there are no fundamental freedoms, since helping poor people trumps all other freedoms. I also find it curious how there is no mention of private property rights in this document.

This same proviso applies to mobility rights, which means that it is possible for the government to ban individuals from moving to another province to find work.

I ask you once again, are there any principles that rise above legislative decree? I will start you off with a few: murder, assault, rape, theft. Do you agree with me on any of these?

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