‘When Will We Ever Be Equal?’

“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?”

Upon being asked the above question, this was our response: 

   Unfortunately, our original Constitution – formerly known as the ‘BNA Act’, now as the ‘Constitution Act, 1867’ – was built on different rights for different groups, based on linguistic, racial and religious grounds. The ‘Constitution Act, 1982’ magnified the damage by extending these unequal ‘rights’.

{They’re not really ‘rights’, precisely because they don’t apply to all. They are simply political choices that have been embedded as ‘rights’, to make it more difficult to change the original political decision.} 

The ‘Charter’ – which was added as an extension to the ‘Constitution Act, 1982’ – was supposed to give Canadians ‘equal rights’, but that was not only negated by the continuing original Constitutional inequalities, but by subterfuge in the writing and presentation of the Charter. The Charter supposedly codifies individual legal equality in Section 15(1):
“15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”

Sounds great, right? But you have to read on just a little further and you will find the cleverly-written ‘Trojan Horse’ — Section 15(2):
“Affirmative action programs
(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”

In other words, the right to individual legal equality without discrimination in Section 15(1) is superceded by anything that benefits a multiplicity of “disadvantaged individuals or groups” in Section 15(2).

So, not only does the Charter NOT guarantee legal equality, it actually reinforces, and has allowed courts and governments to expand, the legal inequalities…

The solution?

A new Constitution with, at its foundation, equal individual legal rights, and the elimination of any mention of groups…

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…”
See also:
‘nations’ Within A ‘Nation’:
“Our nation of Canada is now only one of several “nations” within our borders, with the other ‘nations’ also receiving special Constitutional powers. This has created a Constitutional rights hierarchy, rather than equal rights for all Canadians…”
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