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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys this story "Verdun can't spend winter in Barbados, judge rules". Yesterday at the Ontario Court of Appeal Judge Benotto turned down Mr. Verdun's request for a stay of his seven month house arrest. While the lawyer for Robert Astley had a lot to say and numerous quotes in the Record, very little of the Judge's comments were quoted. Again the issue dealt with Mr. Verdun's position that his wife does much better with her back ailments by spending the winter in warmer weather. Again lawyer Brian Radnoff had a lot to say about that albeit simply with opinion evidence versus anything substantial. I am aware that OHIP are not particularily helpful in the case of certain kinds of relatively common back surgeries. Ontarians sometimes get the surgery done in nearby U.S. cities in order to obtain relief in a reasonable amount of time. Whether Mr. Verdun's wife's health problems can or will eventually require surgery I have no idea. In the meantime I am somewhat surprised that her age was not taken more into account as well as her husband being her caregiver.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys this article titled "Verdun seeking sentencing stay in latest contempt of court case". While I had initially thought reading this article that the Record had come around and were at least writing neutrally, I was wrong. They had indicated that Mr. Verdun and his wife were in Europe seeking therapies for his wife's serious back problems. That is an improvement in their biased writing. Two paragraphs later however they are right back at their Verdun bashing by quoting the judge's rude and egregious remarks towards Bob Verdun. There was no mention that Mr. Verdun's wife suffers less back pain in a warmer climate than she does here in the winter. At the very least if the Record are going to continue quoting unaccountable judges cheap shots they could at least include Mr. Verdun's comments or reasons for his requests and or behaviour.
Monday, December 29, 2014
While the Fact-Finding Panel on Herbicide 2,4,5-T here in Ontario is better than nothing, that's about it. Their mandate was set by the Ontario government and it was set far too narrowly. While the health issue certainly is very important; an attempt to quantify it decades after the fact and based upon incomplete records, anecdotal evidence etc. can only accomplish so much. That said I have found some of the more factual parts of their report to date, very interesting.
What I am having trouble with is the alleged inability to indicate who manufactured the Agent Orange and what health guarantees or studies preceded it. It is one very bad thing to be dousing civilains halfway around the world with these chemicals during a wartime situation but it's another whole kind of worse to be dousing civilains whether employees or simply nearby residents with these chemicals simply to make more profits for the forestry industry. Similarily use along Hydro transmission lines, railroad tracks and highways boggles the mind. By the mid 60s there was growing evidence of the harm these herbicides were doing to Vietnamese civilians. Why were our provincial government still spraying here up until 1979? Was our government being lobbied by the chemical industry to keep things going?
I think that a judicial inquiry is what is needed. The public have a right to know who profited directly from the continued use of Agent Orange in Ontario. The public have a right to know what influence the chemical industry had in Ontario that they could peddle their toxic and poisonous products here. Is it simply that private profits carry that much more sway than public health?
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Recently I received an e-mail which included a link to an on-line article titled "Rogue Courts in Canada Trample Self-Represented Litigants". The article was in a website titled "Dissident Voice" written by Denis Rancourt. The link to the article was http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/09rogue-courts-in-canada-trample-self-represented-litigants/ .
Mr. Racourt chairs the Self-Represented Litigants Committee of the Ontario Civil Liberties Association. The OCLA has done excellent work over the decades in Ontario. Personally I had a taste of horrendously bad, perverse and hypocritical justice via Superior Court and justice robert reilly back in 1999. What a complete horse's ass that man was.
At the time I felt that it was simply my bad luck to have been inflicted with a biased, idiotic judge unfit to judge my dog much less human behaviour . Then I heard and read about how the courts treated Bob Verdun. The Libel suit was bad enough but the following criminal contempt of court convictions were disgraceful behaviour by the courts. Then after I learned that the OCLA were investigating unrepresented litigants and how these litigants were treated by the courts I began to see the scope of the whole thing.
Clearly our courts have fallen in love with their own puffery. Clearly they have lost their way morally and ethically. How much of this is due to being unaccountable versus how much is due to certain types of personalities being attracted to law I don't know. Pedophiles are attracted to professions and activities which give them access to children. Bullies and people of low character are attracted to politics and the law perhaps?
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Governmental negligence and blatant stupidity have caused unknown quantities of pain and suffering world wide. Ontario and Canada are not exempt. While kowtowing to monied and powerful interests, here at home, they have subjected not only strangers to horrible deaths but even probably their own friends and relatives.
There is evidence in the 60s and 70s that both governmental aerial spraying as well as private spraying of herbicides was done directly onto young Canadians in the woods and fields below. When Ontario Hydro were warning their employees as early as 1954 not to inhale the spray or get it on their faces; clearly there were health concerns from hunman exposure. These behaviours and the non prevention of them amount to criminal negligence at the very least.
Here in Elmira, Ontario we can not understand how our Ministry of the Environment could have looked the other way at overwhelming evidence of off-site leakage of DDT and Dioxins with eventual discharge into the Canagagigue Creek by Uniroyal Chemical. Then to add insult to injury the M.O.E.C.C. again looked the other way while a manmade Drain was installed in approximately 1985, technically on the neighbour's property but running parallel to the Uniroyal property and within twenty feet of it in places. This Drain has drained the wetlands which were the initial holding area of these persistent organic polutants (POPs). This information was discovered in May of this year and to date all we've received are blank stares and denials of knowledge. Such unadulterated bullshit. Add to this it now appears that while the public were demanding adherence to the 1991 Control Order which stipulated 100% hydraulic containment of all aquifers on the Uniroyal site; the company were secretly constructing a groundwater collection system on the east side to divert grossly contaminated groundwater again onto the neighbours property with discharge to the creek via the Drain. This alleged groundwater collection system has of course been denied by the company, now called Chemtura. It was publicly presented to the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee (CPAC) two months ago and since that time various excuses have been half heartedly put forward by both Chemtura and the M.O.E.C.C.. The evidence for this alleged collection system is satellite photos showing lines, scars or trenches on their property going back to the 90s.
In hindsight and with recent knowledge that our provincial government was actively involved with the spraying of Agent Orange throughout Ontario from 1949 until 1979, their behaviour becomes clearer. After transmitting Dioxins for three decades and exposing citizens to their effects, one can understand why now they don't want to reopen that can of worms. The Fact-Finding Panel has focused on provincial government participation but as usual thse studies conveniently ignore all the other sources of exposure, some of which are briefly mentioned. These would include private use by farmers and municipal use to control weeds within municipal boundaries. It would seem that a heavily funded health care system would be the only atonement our provincial government, past and present are willing to consider.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
DDT, Diacetyl, Thalidomide, P.C.B.s, Agent Orange (Dioxins), Parathion and Lord knows how many others that I can't rhyme off the top of my head. Cambodia, Serbia, Nazi Germany, China, Rwanda and again the list goes on. You can see where I'm going here. Yes every country has their "mass murderers" but really they don't even come close to the talents and abilities of governments to draw blood and commit carnage on a huge scale. If we added in all the countries who have ever been involved in a war with others then the list probably covers half the countries in the world. If we added in all the countries who have promoted toxic chemicals as being "safe" for their citizens we might even cover the other half.
Back in 2011 we were advised that various Ontario government Ministrys had been involved in spraying Agent Orange within Ontario for weed and brush control. That was horrible although at the time it was suggested that it had been used in northern Ontario along Hydro transmission lines and in other northern Ontario areas to discourage underbrush growth while stimulating production of commercially beneficial tree species.
The reality is dramatically different. The Fact-Finding Panel on Herbicide 2,4,5-T gave their Report to the Ontario legislature back in June 2013. The Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Transport and Ontario Hydro led the provincial Ministrys in applying 2,4,5-T and its' Dioxin contaminant (2,3,7,8 TCDD) throughout the province. This not only included the previously mentioned locales but also included 90% of the highways in southern Ontario as well as Ontario Hydro transmission lines and sub stations throughout southern Ontario. Then we have the pronouncement by this Panel that municipalities throughout Ontario used probably at least twice as much 2,4,5-T as the provincial Ministrys combined. Good Lord!
As early as 1954 Ontario Hydro were warning their sprayers not to inhale or even get the spray on their faces. By the mid 1960's Agent Orange and its effects were raising alarms in Vietnam. By the mid 70s the disaster from Dioxin contaminated Agent Orange was becoming common knowledge. Class action lawsuits were being filed by U.S. servicemen against their federal government in the 1980s. The spraying in Ontario with both provincial and federal approval ran from 1949/50 until 1979. Typical of culpable governments everywhere Ontario are using the Fact-Finding Panel to give themselves wriggle room. Science has long been used and abused by industry and government to give the appearance of transparency when the exact opposite is the intent. Injured and prematurely dead can thank their own governments for misusing and abusing the trust put in them by their citizens. Accountability doesn't exist in a democracy so figure out the free rein undemocratic governments enjoy. As always the innocent pay the price.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Jeff Outhit wrote the following article (Road Ahead) in last Saturday's Waterloo Region Record titled "Governments used secrecy to stifle timely debate on light rail". Apparently reporter Jeff Outhit and the Record have been filing FOI (freedom of information ) requests regarding Light Rail Transit for the last few years. Unsucessfully. Our governments from Regional, Provincial to Federal are all very secretive and have no problem simply saying no to FOI requests. Apparently just because we the taxpayers foot the bill isn't a good enough reason to supply us with the logic or rationale for decisions costing us hundreds of millions of dollars. Isn't democracy grand?
Friday, December 19, 2014
The November 22/14 Waterloo Region Record carried this story titled "Hamilton Tory admits trying to vote twice in last federal election". Is it merely coincidence that Robocalls was a Conservative party fraud and now we have a former president of the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale provincial Conservative Association trying to vote twice in the last federal election? Or is this just S.O.P. for Conservatives wherever they can get away with it?
Bryan Vanderkruk apparently felt that if voting in an advance poll on April 23, 2011 was good then voting again on the day of the federal election (May 2, 2011) was even better. Fortunately he got caught and rather than be charged with a criminal offense he has been let go after agreeing to sign a declaration of his voting misdeeds. These "compliance agreements" are voluntary deals with the Commissioner of Canada Elections and avoids a criminal charge and conviction.
I just wish I had confidence that this individual has learned his lesson here. I also hope that his name is flagged for careful scrutiny at future elections. If he abides by the agreement and doesn't repeat his deed then the leniency shown him will not have been wasted.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Last Friday's Waterloo Region Record carried this story "Ontario replaces G20 secret law with bill to protect courts, power plants". The G20 "secret law" allegedly permitted unconstitutional police tactics such as the "kettling" of hundreds of honest citizens in Toronto four and a half years ago. That was and will remain a stain on both Toronto and Canada for a very long time. This new law replaces a Second World War law that was designed to protect important infrastructure during a time of war from saboteurs. The Police misrepresented it and abused its' intent for their own purposes at the G20 Summit in Toronto.
The new law is designed to specifically protect nuclear power plants, electrical generating stations and courthouses. The provincial NDP have some problems with it regarding the possibility of cars transporting persons to courthouses being subject to searching without probable cause. This would be a reduction in citizens current civil rights. All in all both the province and the police handled themselves very badly at and before the G20 Summit and further scrutiny is an absolute must to preserve citizens freedom from governmental tyranny.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys the following story "Police pitch 3.65% budget increase". Last year the regional police budget was $140 million which was a four percent increase from the previous year. This year they want $146 million. That said Tom Galloway, the Police Board Chair, is counter suggesting a miniscule reduction of $450,000 from the proposed $6 million increase Waterloo Regional Police are looking for. Keep in mind that allegedly 92% of the budget is for salaries and benefits. That is clearly where cuts need to be made but instead they are discussing $20,000 in improved lunches for prisoners out of a $146 million budget. . For the love of God give them decent lunches but start trimming either employee numbers, benefits, salaries or all three. This pensioner sure as hell can't afford neverending tax increases and neither can most others.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The above title is the same one as in last Friday's Waterloo Region Record. All the honest parties around the Ashley Smith Inquest are condemning the behaviour of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). Apparently they are fully confident in their immunity from serious accountability. Otherwise they would have been desperately looking for any way possible to make amends or at least take some steps in recognition of their disgusting policies and behaviour which ended in the death of Ashley Smith. Apparently in Canada killing one person gets you serious jail time but doing it repeatedly via provoking suicide through mistreatment of incarcerated citizens does not.
From Ashley Smith's mother to Kim Pate of the Elizabeth Fry Society, the condemnation of Canadian federal prison authorities is unrelenting as it should be. From repeated prison transfers, years of solitary confinement and bureaucratic walls preventing visits after transfers the abuse of inmates was and is unrelenting. Our federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, may he rot somewhere in isolation, did nothing but make excuses for the CSC. The authorities can't even seem to admit that solitary confinement is exactly that. They think that wordsmithing it into "administrative segregation" makes it better. It does not. It is cruel and unusual treatment and our prison authorities as well as senior federal bureaucrats desperately need to develop some morals and ethics.
Monday, December 15, 2014
This is but one more piece of wood to throw on the fires of radicalism and violence. When will our self serving, pompous bureaucrats, politicians and administrators ever learn? They want their cake and eat it to. They demand due process, respectful communications and condemn vandalism, violent protests and even disrespectful comments about themselves, all the while disrespecting those very same people who play by the rules in the Canadian way.
Last Saturday's Waterloo Region Record carrys this article "Tories blasted over Ashley Smith". Both Correctional Services Canada (CSC) and the federal government are used interchangeably in this article criticizing the rejection of some of the most significant recommendations which arose from the Ashley Smith Inquest. In particular recommendations meant to deter the ongoing use of solitary confinement as punishment have been rejected by the CSC and apparently their political masters. Other issues such as "institutional charges" which can ridiculously magnify the jail time for inmates who entered the system with as little as 30 day sentences need to be reexamined.
The CSC report is outrageous. It is the CSC and the government essentially saying the same things as they did during the iquest namely that there is nothing wrong with how they operate. This is the problem with giving respect to either a government or a federal prison system which has long ago proven they do not deserve respect much less consideration. May the Steven Harper Conservative government reform the federal prison system before Canadian citizens do it for them. May I live long enough to see that day.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Whether those governments are socialistic, communistic, democratic, monarchys or just plain dictatorships they are all contemptible. Democratically elected governments are merely the recipients of votes from uninformed and ill informed citizens subjected to public relations campaigns, puffery and brazen lying. In other words either the best liars are elcted or the candidates who have gone the longest without being caught lying, cheating or stealing. Recent bad behaviour during an election campaign usually results in a loss although even that is no guarantee.
As if there was any doubt as to the moral vacuum in the United States we have just been blessed with a Senate Report advising us that the U.S. government are complicit in the use of torture. While they may claim that the CIA misled U.S. politicians, the only way for that to ring true is to brng the guilty parties to justice. In other words criminal charges and trials of any and all who looked the other way or were directly involved in physical mistreatment of captives. There need be no debate as to whether solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, rectal rehydration or waterboarding are defined as "torture" or not. All those behviours are brutal and should not be condoned in a civilized society. To date they have been condoned in the U.S. which speaks volumes about their society.
Yesterday's Waterloo Region Record carrys the story titled "Report lists CIA torture in secret "chambers of suffering". As stated by Senator Feinstein the findings are "...a stain on U.S. history". They are that and so much worse.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
As Bob Verdun stated the other day, a lawyer's verbal assaults upon him were similar to physically assaulting a man in handcuffs. Mr. Verdun can not hit back verbally due to a court injunction against him. Well the Waterloo Region Record in their hypocrisy are basically doing the same thing. I am very disappointed in Luisa D'Amato whom I find the vast majority of the time to be clear headed and unbiased. Not so in her Opinion piece in today's Record titled "With his "breathtaking gall" Bob Verdun is lucky he's not in jail".
One relevant point should be made. The Record have long had a beef with Mr. Verdun ever since he sucessfully competed against them and the Elmira Signet in Elmira, decades ago, with his then newly started Elmira Independent. Basically Mr. verdun ran the Signet out of business.
Since then the appearance has been one of out of proportion glee as Mr. Verdun has faced legal difficulties while defending the public interest. It is actually difficult to understand how the Rim Park financial scandal could not have tarnished the reputation literally of all parties involved, both directly and indirectly. The City of Waterloo politicians certainly paid the price but not so much the direct beneficiarys of the ripoff of Waterloo citizens. Very strange.
Luisa calls Mr. Verdun's statements regarding his wife's health and needs as "self-serving claptrap". Really? And how pray tell does Luisa know this? The only testimony on the subject at court was apparently Mr. Verdun's. The Crown appear not to have disputed it even though after sentencing Judge Goldstein appeared skeptical. Again based upon what conflicting evidence pray tell?
I do not know if Mr. Verdun has contempt for Canadian courts. If he does I wouldn't blame him in the least. They are very worthy of all the contempt that citizens have available to muster. The very notion that contempt of anything is a criminal offence is contemptuous in its' own right. Apparently our courts are so enamoured with themselves they think they have the right to force respect and admiration of themselves upon Canadian citizens. They do not have that right. They merely have but one more stupid law that they can abuse.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys the following story "Verdun protests house arrest". Both the Record and the judge Robert Goldstein seem to enjoy piling on as they gratuitously insult Mr. Verdun during and after his sentencing of seven months house arrest. Keep in mind the sentence is for contempt of court due to his being abroad while a stay was in place for a 90 day house arrest sentence. His appeal was dismissed in his absence and he was ordered home to serve the 90 day sentence forthwith. Instead he arrived back in Canada thirteen days later and was charged again with contempt of court.
What as usual the Record manage to avoid mentioning is that the first contempt of court conviction was based upon Mr. Verdun going to his federal member of parliament, Steven Woodsworth for assistance. This allegedly broke the injunction against Mr. Verdun speaking about a civil suit regarding a wealthy indiviual who sucessfully sued Mr. Verdun. Our courts are nothing if not fair and hence just like any other wealthy individual with very high connections; the courts found in favour of wealth and status. It seems to me that the way our courts and judicial system are going, soon all of us will be guilty of contempt of court. I must add that I am not referring remotely only to our civil system but also our criminal system.
Mr. Verdun has long been a target of wealthy and priveleged individuals as he has championed in Elmira and elsewhere for environmental accountability as well as political, financial and legal transparency and accountability. As such he has offended many powerful movers, shakers and liars over the decades. Our courts in their infinite hypocrisy are simply allowing themselves to criminalize and stigmatize a public interest advocate. I can not suggest that Mr. Verdun's case alone has made me contemptuous of our courts, our politicians and our so called democratic system. It's taken a lifetime of abuses of power and authority to do that.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A week ago yesterday (December 1/14) the Waterloo Region Record published this story "Deadline passes for ex-residents to file for abuse compensation". This story involves three provincial institutions for the developmentally disabled in Ontario and how their care was neglectful and abusive. All three have been ordered by the courts to compensate victims to the tune of between $32 and $35 million. We are also advised that Premier Kathleen Wynne has apologized in the legislature to the residents of the three homes for the suffering they experienced there.
What we are not being told is the names of those in charge of the institutions and how the abuse became apparently the normal standard of care. Nor are we advised as to whether complaints had been going to the relevant provincial ministry for years about these problems and what if any response was received back from the responsible ministry. All in all yet one more shameful and disgraceful example of how our governments look out for themselves and not for citizens, even the most vulnerable among us.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Last Thursday's Waterloo Region Record carried this story "Haunted 30 years after Bhopal disaster". It is a report upon the lack of accountability by both private industry and the Indian government which allegedly were protecting their citizens both before and after the Bhopal disaster. While the extent of deaths, injuries and victimization of following generations becomes clearer, the medical and financial assistance has not kept up. Victims are essentially blocked from help from Union Carbide or Dow due to their own government's mishandling of the situation. Deaths ran to 15,000 while injuries and generational effects are closer to 500,000. In one sense it makes government culpability in Elmira, Ontario look small compared to what occurred in Bhopal.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Last Monday's Waterloo Region Record carried this story by Luisa D'Amato "E-cigarettes are helping tobacco addicts quit, and shouldn't be banned". Luisa is taking the province of Ontario to task for their further stupid assaults upon consumers and citizens. This time they are doing their best to discourage the use and sale of e-cigarettes which are in fact very effective in helping people to quit smoking. That said apparently our province are much more concerned with "sending a message" regarding smoking than to actually be part of the solution. The scientific studies are solid that these products work for the purpose intended. As far as other alleged issues, that is all that they are: alleged.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Yesterday's Waterloo Region Record carrys Luisa D'Amato's Opinion piece titled "People so close to the edge can't afford government computer glitches". The story is all about the wasted millions the Liberal government has spent this time on computer software to allegedly improve monthly welfare and disability payments. The software was known ahead of time to be problematic due to its' use in other jurisdictions but nevertheless Ontario went ahead with it anyways. The predictable results are financially desperate and dependant people are not receiving their monthly stipends on time. These stipends are of course supposed to be high enough to live on, albeit just barely. Late payments due to no fault of the recipients simply is not acceptable yet Liberal Social Services Minister Helena Jaczek stated in the Legislature that "the opposition is trying to make a mountain out of a very small molehill". For the Minister it is obviously a very small molehill. For those however who aren't overpaid, priveleged Cabinet Ministers, it's the difference between eating or not. Shame on her.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
"Bringing the administration of justice into disrepute". Are you kidding me? Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys this story "Judge elects to keep alleged fraudster Reeve behind bars". I've seen absolutely nothing like the judicial system itself when it comes to bringing themselves into disrepute. The alleged principle of "innocent until proven guilty" is worse than a joke. While the theft/fraud charges relating to the elderly and disabled are particularily nasty, nevertheless Mr. Reeve has been convicted of absolutely nothing, yet he languishes in jail. This is a prime example of a judicial system far to much in love with itself having lost their way. Recently I posted about the ridiculous percentage of incarcerated persons in this province who have never been convicted of anything. They like Mr. Reeve have been denied bail until their trial which in Mr. Reeve's case will be nearly three years after charges were laid. An honest, competent system does not jail non violent citizens for three years prior to trial. What the hell has happened in this country and province?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Today's Waterloo Region Record carrys this story "Civil forfeiture laws threaten property rights". Based on nothing more than size and financial clout earned/stolen from Canadians, our governments have become the enemy. Whether local school boards, provincial labour & environment ministries etc., they and their bureaucrats are all about control, respect and authority.
In the case of Bruce Montague our federal and provincial governments are running amok. He has no criminal record and no history other than of being a skilled and well respected individual in his entirely legal field of endeavour. Nevertheless both levels of government are doing their best to make an example of him because he has indulged in non violent civil disobedience of laws that he believes are immoral and dangerous. His "crime" is in refusing to fill out federally mandated forms and paperwork. Above and beyond threatened jail time and significant fines he has had his business inventory as a gunsmith, worth $116,000, forfeited to the Crown. As if that's not enough now the provincial government are threatening to seize his home where his business had been legally located for allegedly being an "instrument of unlawful activity". So let's just get this clear. Failure to fill out paperwork results in 18 months jailtime, forfeiture of $116,000 inventory plus the province are trying to seize his home. Excuse me and other Canadians wondering if we are living in Canada or is this now Russia or some other third world dictatorship?
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Toronto based Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted has done it again. They've freed a man who's been in jail for the last decade for a murder he did not commit. "As a teen with mental health problems and a member of a visible minority, the lawyer said, (Mr.) Hay was "vulnerable" and police rushed to judgement.". Apparently other than being black the most significant 'evidence" was dreadlocks on the guilty party. Mr. Hay had short hair however the Crown found hair in a sink and claimed that Mr. hay had shorn off his dreadlocks. The Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted had forensic experts determine that the hair collected was not from Mr. hay's scalp but from his face. The Crown's ridiculous case then fell apart.
My question is this: How many more embarassments must our perverted judicial system suffer before someone in authority says enough? When will our judicial system finally be put on trial? It does not serve our citizens and it certainly does not serve justice. Just like our education system it serves those stakeholders collecting all the taxpayer monies to allegedly deliver a product. It is a failure and long has been so. Last Saturday's Kitchener Record carrys this story
"Nightmare" over for man wrongfully convicted of murder".