The Lynch List, 18-Apr-2011

First: Imagine that the crown prosecutor brings an acused to trial, but when asked by the judge, cannot say what the charges are. Changing his mind several times, the prosecutor appears to have no idea what crime the accused has committed. Nevertheless, the judge gives the prosecutor 14 days to sort out his charges, with the accused remaining imprisoned until then.

Kangaroo court? You bet!

Second: The 113rd chapter in “My Disability Gives Me the Right to Tell Others What To Do”: ready for some serious body odour when you go and vote on May 2nd?

According to the Chemically Sensitive, their right to vote precludes you from showing up at the polling station after having applied any personal hygene product that may trigger a reaction.

Third: Again, a he-said-he-said dispute finds its way to a Tribunal, in which only one of the “he” gets taxpayer funding and the other has to fend for himself…

4 Responses to The Lynch List, 18-Apr-2011

  1. Kevin says:

    Maybe not in criminal court, where the prosecutor is the government. But in civil court, with an unrepresented party? In my experience, 14 days to clean up the application is like a guillotine compared to some judges out there.

    On the chemically sensitive thing, note that theyr’e suggesting that people vote by special arrangements through the mail, not that they show up at voting stations.

  2. Kevin:

    First, re-reading the chemical sensitivity post, I don’t see where they state that they would be satisfied with mail-in ballots. They are suggesting that, despite the mail-in ballot accommodation, that people nevertheless call up Elections Canada and demand the rights promised them by the referenced CHRC document, which includes “the goal of accommodations is the full participation of the individual”. Also stated, “Because chemicals are pervasive, so too must accommodation be if it is to adequately address the needs of individuals with environmental sensitivities.”

    Second, I still can’t imagine this sort of thing happening in civil court either. If you accuse someone of breaching a contract, yet refuse to point to any clause that has been breached, the judge isn’t going to give you two weeks and a free lawyer to sort it out.

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