To: My Fellow Canadians

Uphold The Charter - Reject rule of law violations in Bill C-51

Uphold The Charter - Reject rule of law violations in Bill C-51

Dear Canadians,

Call your MPs and demand they cease and desist attempts at violating the Charter and fundamental justice through Bill C-51.

They're inserting consent clauses into the Criminal Code of Canada that place the Attorney General above Judges in determining the proper course of the law and violate the foundation of the Charter.

Why is this important?

There are other petitions out there dealing with Bill C-51, but none address what appears to be the root of the problem.

Consent clauses in the Criminal Code of Canada directly violate the rule of law that forms the foundation of our constituting documents.

Ex: "83.222 (7) No proceeding under this section shall be instituted without the Attorney General’s consent."

Far from giving new powers to Judges, these consent clauses concentrate more power in the appointed office of the Attorney General instead of the Courts. It strips the ability of citizens from bringing charges of these natures before the Courts at all, leaving the Federal government in full control of how this law is implemented.

These clauses grant the Federal government potential immunity to any law that contains them. There are a number of them existing within the Criminal Code, from genocide to bribery to child abuse.

These kinds of clauses simply shouldn't exist in a modern democratic society. They are direct violations of the legal precepts of the rule of law, which states that law should govern a nation, as opposed to arbitrary decisions by individual government officials.

As a citizen of Canada, living in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, I've launched a Charter Challenge against similar clauses in the Criminal Code that concentrate too much power over the law in the Office of the Attorney General. I'm seeking to have section 52(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982 upheld, which demands the rule of law through the Charter.

How it will be delivered


Reasons for signing

  • I signed to protect my rights and my privacy.
  • People must never be afraid of their government, but the government must be afriad of its people
  • Gives the government immunity from being sued or charged by Canadian citizens.


2015-03-11 13:27:56 -0400

Brief synopsis of the event so far.

2015-03-10 11:08:48 -0400

Court date set for April 9th at 10AM.

2015-03-09 12:14:52 -0400

I received the Respondent's Arguments today, which are available below to read.

Their claim is that the issue itself has no standing, no Charter violations have taken place and the entire matter should be dismissed.

They're also seeking to have me countersued for their Attorney's fees, which to me seems to be an attempt at using the judiciary to intimidate other Canadians interested in bringing Charter issues before the Courts.

2015-03-06 13:06:11 -0500

My response to the Zehaf-Bibeau video today is to sign up for the Green Party to run in my local riding.

2015-03-05 08:50:55 -0500

Closing in on 200 signatures.

If the attorneys representing the Attorney Generals of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are going to file counterarguments, they only have until Monday.

2015-03-03 18:54:27 -0500

100 signatures reached

2015-03-03 14:13:25 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-03-03 13:37:09 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-03-03 11:29:27 -0500

10 signatures reached

2015-03-03 09:55:48 -0500

Started this petition to fork off from the petition.

It relates directly to my Charter Challenge of the consent clauses I filed back in December.