‘Two-Tiered Law Enforcement’

The politicization of policing is a poison that can undermine both democracy and legal systems. This is enabled in Canada by the unequal legal rights afforded different groups in our Constitution. The Constitution is why Aboriginals can block railways while anyone else would be arrested…

“For weeks, Canada’s economy was at risk of being held hostage by illegal blockades of railroads. Those blockades were in clear violation of court orders, and more importantly, they put a large portion of the country at risk. 

“Yet, the response was far weaker than many expected. The blockades were allowed to continue for weeks, with authorities often just standing around, or even actively blocking people who tried taking down the blockades themselves. The politicians claimed they had no control over enforcement of the law; yet after weeks of inaction, they finally ended the blockades just days after Justin Trudeau said ‘enough is enough.’

“But now, we are watching as a massive amount of police resources are devoted to shutting down ‘Adamson BBQ’. The police snuck in overnight, changed the locks, surrounded the building in a huge show of force, brought in police on horseback, and arrested the owner.

“The question many have as we watch this is ‘why such a disparity in response’? Why was the response to illegal rail blockades so weak, while the response to one guy trying to keep his small business open is so aggressive?

What we are seeing is the politicization of law enforcement, with the rules only applied to those the politicians want to see punished. As you can imagine, that is very dangerous for Canada, as it moves us further toward what we see in anti-democratic authoritarian states.

“If people continue losing confidence in how the law is enforced, we will see more division and destabilization in this country, and our rights will be eroded more and more until things aren’t recognizable here any more.”

–‘Why Were Rail Blockades Allowed To Go On For Weeks, While Adamson BBQ Gets Such A Massive Show Of Government Force?’,
See also: 
Police Allowing Illegal Interference’ (Enbridge Line 3) {October 29, 2018}:
“Self-styled ‘water and land protectors’, now calling themselves the ‘Great Plains Resistance’, have once again interfered with pipeline construction outside Morden, Manitoba. And once again, the RCMP showed up and ‘talked to them’. No clearing them off the site, much less any arrests for one of several possible charges. Nope, they simply ‘talked to them’ while workers were forced to abandon the site. We shouldn’t have to remind police that the public expects them to enforce the law, not act as social workers. Companies and workers should not be denied law enforcement simply because the perpetrators are aboriginal, or because police don’t consider the infractions serious enough. Let a court make that judgement…”

When Will We Ever Be Equal?’ (Editorial) {Nov.20, 2020}:
“Quebec considers itself a Nation within Canada, just as the Aboriginals do. We are not all equal in this country. When will we ever be equal?”
This was our response…”

The Strange Case of Canadian ‘Legal Equality’ (Charter Section 15):
“The political — and therefore, ‘flexible’ — tool that is subsection (2) means that the Constitutional Principle of Section 15(1) cannot really exist as a ‘Principle’, and merely serves as an inspirational introduction to the court-driven social engineering enabled by subsection (2).

“As a result, legal equality of individual Canadian citizens has become a thing of the past…”

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