it's fantastic to see a progressive cabinet. a native woman as minister of justice, so we should get an inquiry in murdered native women, implementation of the truth and reconciliation commission, and hopefully some fairness in courts for natives.
(I haven't forgotten the british columbia law society trying to discipline a native right lawyer for saying judges have participated in a conspiracy for centuries to destroy native rights. this being so controversial--the American justice dept head, ramsay clark, wrote a public letter about harassing lawyers for natives-- so they sent it to the Ontario law society--the law society for upper canada. they said, yes it's contempt of court but it's true, and we cannot discipline lawyers for speaking the truth in court. imagine speaking the truth in court--some of the racist mudcatters should try it here)
and he didn't use blair or leslie, so the right wing didn't win out. a very educated and talented group of mps, totally different from the used car sales men and convicted criminals of the harper caucus.
so the cabinet has a very educated and talented group, and it's half women, and has more minorities than ever before.
so harper and his race baiting and hate politics are gone, and so is Q , our own harperite racist here on mudcat.
maybe we will have respect for the courts again. harper spent over a hundred million dollars for twenty losing appeals to the supreme court and federal court of appeal. lost em all. including trying to secret the criminal records of people convicted of torture and sexual abuse of children. criminal records are public in Canada. but not to the scoff law harper. protecting the worst criminals possible. that says it all.
so lets hope for a return of decency. a friend wrote an article about"is it wrong to steal candy from a baby"? the harper government answer" whose baby"?