Governments can’t look the other way on rights, says Goodale

I don’t believe everyone has rights in Canada except children. I find Canadian governments don’t do well honouring children’s rights. Click here to read the full article or an excerpt below.

 

When asked how he would respond to his constituents in Saskatchewan who may not approve of the settlement, Goodale said the decision came down the government respecting the rights of its citizens.

“If you go back to John Diefenbaker’s Bill of Rights, it says no matter who the Canadian citizen is, certain rights are guaranteed when they are in the legal process,” he said. “If you violate those standards, and the government looks the other way, then you get on a slippery slope of governments determining whose rights should be respected and whose rights should not be.”

 

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