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Just when you thought virtue-signalling politicians couldn’t stoop any lower….

February 2018

Our virtue-signalling, fake feminist Prime Minister has stepped in it once again with another disgraceful comment, one that was quickly followed by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.

All three made very inappropriate comments regarding the recent acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer gras Stanley, charged with Second-degree Murder in the shooting death of 22 year-old Colton Boushie, a Cree member of the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan.  All three made public statements insinuating that the all-white jury acquitted Stanley because they are racist.

Back in 2016, Stanley confronted Boushie and his friends who drove their SUV onto Stanley’s farm in Biggar, Saskatchewan, reportedly in search of help with a flat tire.  The group had been drinking earlier in the day and tried to break into a truck on a neighbouring farm.  Stanley testified that he fired two warning shots, hoping to scare the group off. The fatal shot reportedly happened when Stanley reached into the SUV to grab the keys out of the ignition and his gun “just went off.”

Never one to shy away from virtue-signalling and trying to score political points, Trudeau said, “While it would be completely inappropriate to comment on the specifics of this case, we understand that there are systemic issues in our criminal justice system that we must address. We’re committed to broad-based reform to address these issues. As a country, we must, and we can do better.”

Maybe Trudeau could explain to us where the jury got it wrong?  I wasn’t in the courtroom to hear the testimony and quite frankly neither was Trudeau, but maybe he received a minister’s briefing that I’m not privy to, so it would be great if he could inform all Canadians on what legal grounds the jury got it wrong in their assessment of the evidence.

Trudeau’s comments are highly inappropriate and prejudicial.

If there are any grounds for the Crown to appeal the verdict, which is the proper way to address this verdict, Trudeau just tainted the process by very clearly signalling to the judge or jury:  “find Stanley guilty.”

Our legal system is based on the presumption of innocence and no matter how guilty the court of public oinion thinks the accused is, a verdict MUST be based on the evidence presented beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch are separate entities and must be kept that way, otherwise “justice” will be at  the whim of the government and not based on evidence.

While it’s entirely possible that the jury did indeed get it wrong and let a guilty man go free, it’s also possible that the Crown simply failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.  Unless there is evidence to substantiate an appeal and an overturning of the verdict, the jury’s decision MUST stand.  We certainly don’t have to like any verdict but unless errors in law were made, our legal system has worked the way it’s supposed to work.

Instead of asking if the verdict was racially motivated or why there weren’t any Indigenous people on the jury, maybe we should ask why Stanley was charged with Second-degree Murder instead of Manslaughter, a charge that has a lower threshold for conviction and may well have resulted in a guilty verdict.

Oh and by the way Prime Minister, if you’re so concerned about the welfare of our First Nations brothers and sisters, how about addressing the issues like clean, running water, high unemployment, addiction and suicide issues and adequate housing first?

In the mean time, Trudeau and all other politicians need to keep their mouths shut and let the Crown Attourney deal with it.


Sources:  https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/outrage-after-farmer-found-not-guilty-in-indigenous-man-s-death-1.3797986, https://globalnews.ca/news/4022425/colten-boushie-justin-trudeau-appeal.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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