Tuesday, September 29, 2015

For A Tuesday

And so on...

A lawyer wants to challenge Bill C-24:

A controversial law that the federal government is using to revoke citizenship from people linked to terrorism will be challenged in court, says a lawyer who represents one of the Toronto 18.

Bill C-24, also known as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, was passed last June.

So far, half a dozen people are believed to have received letters from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, according to lawyer John Norris who represents one of the Toronto 18 members, Asad Ansari.

One of those letters, to Zakaria Amara — considered the mastermind behind the Toronto 18 group — was to fully revoke his Canadian citizenship, while the others. including Ansari, originally from Pakistan, were informed that they were being considered.

Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, took to Twitter to respond to the reports.
The Toronto 18 group was accused of planning attacks on Canadian sites like the parliamentary buildings in Ottawa.

Amara was sentenced to life in prison in 2010, with no chance of parole until 2016 after confessing his plans to attack sites around Toronto. He reportedly had his citizenship revoked after receiving a letter in June.

“Theoretically, he could challenge this decision in Federal Court,” Norris told Yahoo Canada News.
Meanwhile, the others have received similar letters from the department, stating that their citizenships were being considered for revocation.  

“The recourse that’s available to him and the others is to challenge the constitutionality of this power to revoke citizenship in the first place,” he says. “We’ve basically tried to stop the process while we go to court to challenge (this).”

What the original Citizenship Act states and what the new law states.

Why should someone whose loyalties lie elsewhere, whose actions are not just contrary but injurious to actual Canadians and who does not even consider himself to be Canadian be allowed to remain?

The francophone oligarchy must be most perturbed:

canada language map

Oh, dear

An independent poll of Albertans shows an overwhelming opposition to Rachel Notley's aborted plans to give high-level government officials massive pay raises, and to send NDP MLAs on a junket to Boston.

The poll, conducted by Torch, surveyed 344 Albertans and has a margin of error of +/-5.3%, nineteen times out of twenty.

According to the poll, 84.5% of Albertans disapprove of the pay raise and Boston trip — and 66.5% of them disapprove strongly.

So it's come to this:

A Mexican councillor has provoked outrage after that homeless people should be put down like animals to keep the number of them on the streets down.

Olga Gutierrez Machorro believes that beggars should be culled with lethal injection, believing it to be in their best interests.

She said: “Yes they’re a little crazy, but they’re harmless.

“Which is why I think to myself wouldn’t it be kinder to just give them a lethal injection?”

The next time someone points out a "slippery slope" argument, just remember this.


A father explains why he loves his disabled son to @$$holes who cannot keep their discomfort to themselves:

In almost every way, Jaxon Buell (above, in his father’s arms) is a typical 13-month-old. He says “mama” and “dada,” wakes up smiling and excited to start the day, and is starting to deal with the discomfort of teething.

But something does set Jaxon, who lives in Florida, apart from other toddlers. 

Jaxon Strong, as his mom and dad call him — a nod to this little guy’s resilience and courage — was born with a form of anencephaly, a rare neurological condition that means he is missing part of his brain and skull.

Jaxon’s father, Brandon Buell, took to Facebook on Monday to respond to some critical comments his son’s story received after it was widely shared on social media. “All we ever wanted was to give Jaxon the happiest, most comfortable, and most fulfilling life possible, because we know how precious his days are with us,” he wrote. 

About 1 in 4,859 infants are born with anencephaly every year, and most die shortly before birth. How the condition manifests varies. Jaxon has a brain stem, which controls motor functioning, but he lacks a cerebral cortex, the “gray matter” of the brain that controls thought.

Even so, Jaxon has surprised doctors by thriving and reaching the 13-month mark, which makes his adoring, devoted parents extremely grateful.

Some called Brandon and his wife, Brittany Buell, “selfish” and said they should have aborted Jaxon when an ultrasound Brittany had during her 17th week of pregnancy revealed his condition.

“It’s baffling to hear or see other people’s opinions on our baby that have never met him, that somehow know how he thinks, how he acts, how he feels, how much of what he does is voluntary or involuntary, how he is always in pain, and that we are selfish parents for not choosing to have an abortion, and for having a Facebook and a Go Fund Me page for him,” wrote Brandon.

“Truthfully, I will never understand how choosing to carry Jaxon and give him a chance to survive could ever be considered ‘selfish,’” he added.

The Buells’ Facebook post struck a chord, generating supportive feedback from strangers touched by Brandon and Brittany’s devotion and parents of special-needs kids who know what the Buells are going through.

And while the Buells don’t know what the future holds for their son and are used to the “looks, the stares, the glances” from people who are startled by Jaxon’s unusual appearance, they are overjoyed to have Jaxon in their lives. As Brandon wrote, “Yes, ‘selfishly,’ we love him and never want to lose him.”

So there.

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