Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Will Someone Tell Jason Kenney To Just Admit He Is Homophobic!

"We try to be inclusive and include a summary. I can tell you that if you were to read the old book, you wouldn't even know that there are gay and lesbian Canadians."

Thus spoke our Immigraition Minister, The Right Honorable (and at least a tad homophobic) Jason Kenney, on attempting to defend his decision to remove all mention of gay rights in a publication intended as a study guide for new immigrants to Canada, released last November.

Well Jasey Kay, you certainly are trying to stick your head in the sand on this issue, as there have been gay Canadians in the past, there presently are gay Canadians, and there probably will be gay Canadians for a long time in the future, whether you happen to like it, or in your case, not!

Perhaps the Honourable Member could do some research on, say, Egan v. Canada, and Vriend v. Alberta, in which the courts determined that 'sexual orientation' should essentially be used in addition to 'sex' in section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Heck, if I happened to be a gay or lesbian immigrant, I might be interested in knowing what my rights as a new Canadian include! Perhaps the Minister thinks immigrants are pesky enough, and doesn't want the militant fags and dykes knowing they have rights at all!

It is painfully obvious that Kenney is not trying to be inclusive, as it was he who asked the references be removed, and he who held that position while the Deputy Minister asked for them to be reinstated. And to suggest that people need to read an outdated version of the guide to determine there was no mention of gays in an the previous millenia, well Jason Baby, That's Really Not Saying Much!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Only Chris Bently, Attorney General, can claim a miscarriage of justice "speaks to one of the strengths of the justice system..."

Evidently the new year hasn't got many public figures resolving to say things that won't become fodder for ridicule, as there seems to be countless examples of mind-boggling loquations and flim flam quotations in the news recently. Here is the Right Honourable Chris Bentley, Ontario's Attorney General hard at work dispelling the myth that he is a reasonably intelligent person:

Attorny General Chris Bentley said financial compensation only applied to "rare, unusual cases" and wasn't appropriate in the cases of Robert Baltovich and Anthoney Hanemayer.
Well, if the Baltovich and Hanemeyer cases aren't considered rare or unusual, I really don't know what might be! Pardon my shock, but out of the thousands of killers put behind bars over the last twenty years in Ontario, doesn't the fact that not even ten have had their convictions overturned many years later make them all "rare, unusual cases"?

Now if this claptrap wasn't enough, Mr. Bentley goes on to further clarify his already clear position that he really cannot think straight! I honestly cannot believe people actually say things like this to reporters, but here it is:
"They have both been found not guilty as a result of the steps that the justice system has taken. I actually think that speaks to one of the strengths of the justice system in the province of Ontario and in Canada generally."
Well Mr. Bently, I actually think that you are a complete and utter moron, and that if you actually have a brain, it is quite evident that you are unable to use it. If spending years in prison for a crime which you did not commit and spending years trying to get your conviction overturned are indications of the "strengths of the justice system in the province of Ontario", well, That's Really Not Saying Much!