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Offline wilber

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #135 on: September 19, 2018, 03:53:58 pm »
How has anything I've said changed? How does my statement here differ from the one yesterday where I pointed out that I certainly believe judges have a role to play in refereeing powers between levels of government and the constitutionality of legislation?

My problem was not that a judge ruled against Ford. My problem was the ludicrous overreach of that judgement. Something which concerned you NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST., for some reason. You seem to be of the mentality that if a guy in a black robe tells you to cut your throat you'll shrug and go get a knife. Some of us are a little more independent of mind. We like to see the judgement and consider whether it meets the test of logic and applicability.

Everything I said about the judgement was born out by what the appeals court judges said. Maybe you should examine your own position and ask why you're such a mindless, unthinking, obedient drone to whatever a judge says.

The point is, the system worked for DoFo. His jumping to use the notwithstanding clause was completely unnecessary. The judiciary does curb the excesses of some of its members. Thanks to the superior court, he will not go down as the first Ontario Premier to use the notwithstanding clause, particularly for such a stupid reason. At least not yet. He should take the lesson to heart and be grateful.
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