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My god Harper has a lot to answer for appointing that slug of a man to
the Senate. Now he's decided we should pay him some more. Lying,
cheating mother fucker.
Now tell us how you REALLY feel <g> ! Actually. I agree. He nay have been found not guilty but that's not the same as innocent. It just means the facts weren't proven .....just like the prosecutor couldn't PROVE that OJ murdered Nicole and Ron
I read an article somewhere (CBC? CTV?) from some professor of law
who said the odds of Duffy prevailing are unlikely. I'll look again . .
. here it is:
The main point(s) are in this quote from the story:
"The system makes it really hard to allege a violation of the Charter
based simply on a suspension from a position, loss of pay and the mere
fact you were charged for a crime; it's hard to argue that leads to a
Charter violation when you're ultimately acquitted and your job is
reinstated," Carissima Mathen, an associate professor of constitutional
law at the University of Ottawa, said in an interview.
"The government enjoys a significant level of immunity."
I tend to agree . . . if I get a traffic ticket and fight it (and
win), the crown isn't going to give me a lot of money for beating a
speeding ticket and pay for my day off work to fight it!
I suppose if one hired Eddie Greenspan (assuming he were still
alive), Marie Henein and Donald Bayne to all work together on your
behalf, and the defence attorneys were all alcoholics, you might have a
chance . . .