As if there weren’t already too many sick laws in Canada we have got some more on the way. After the Election of Prime Minister Trudeau there were many in Canada who mistakenly thought that this would lead to legal reform and an overall more compassionate Canada. Since then many have awakened to the fact that with all of these “Internment Camp” governments of Nation States it is always “2 or more ugly faces etched into the same worthless stone. It doesn’t matter which face it is that you are staring at as the stone is crushing your chest.”
Trudeau ran on a platform of “Change” just as Obama ran on a platform of “Change”. After election the only thing that changes is that they admit they do not even know what the word “Change” even means.
We already witnessed the illegal age of sexual consent increase under the tyrant Stephen Harper. Only Octaevius Altair was brave enough to actually sue the Attorney General of Canada in an attempt to restore law and order to Canada since this increase was a direct violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “The legal age of sexual consent in Canada was 14 years old for 100 years. A right that was protected under the Charter. You cannot arbitrarily raise this age in 2009 for the same reason that you cannot raise the voting age or the the rights of minorities be stripped.” Octaevius Altair was ultimately denied Standing on behalf of Public Interest solely due to the fact that the law was so new that it had yet been challenged by any person actually charged and in Canada this is forbidden. Sadly today in 2017 it still goes unchallenged as most Criminal Lawyers would rather convince the ignorant, innocent victims charged under this violation to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit as a “Plea Bargain” instead of doing their job as a defender.
Well now we see even more absurd laws being passed.
Anti-Smoking! First they banned it on airplanes, theaters, then shopping malls, offices and restaurants and bars. They then banned it in private vehicles with children on board.
You thought that with the recent decriminalization of marijuana that basic freedoms would be on the upswing? Guess again! Now they will be banning all forms of smoking in all apartments and condominiums! So if you just purchased a small downtown condominium for one million dollars and you feel like a pipe, cigar, joint, hukkah or cigarette you will have to go outside your complex and smoke it on the street away from the entrance like a derelict. Now imagine it is it 30 degrees below zero outside!
Don’t believe me? Read it here or below.
Health Canada proposing smoking ban in apartments, raising legal age to 21
Ottawa is considering new anti-tobacco guidelines that could ban smoking inside apartments and on post-secondary school campuses, as well as raise the legal age for buying tobacco products to 21.
According to a discussion paper published by Health Canada on Feb. 22, approximately four million Canadians smoke, making up about 15 per cent of the population. Their new proposal is to cut the smoking population to less than five per cent by 2035.
One idea is to ban smoking inside “multi-dwelling units,” such as apartments and condominiums, where smoke can reach hallways and other units in the building, as well as on post-secondary school campuses.
“I think it’s too much invasion on the property of the smoker,” Jay Mattingsley, a smoker, told CTV Kitchener. “They’re renting the unit, they’ve paid for the rental of that unit, and it’s their home.”
Newer buildings often claim to enforce smoke-free rules, but according to Geordie Dent of the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations, eliminating cigarette smoke not that simple.
“If somebody goes into this building and starts smoking, there’s actually no real legal mechanism to get them out,” he told CTV Toronto.
Many post-secondary campuses already have variations of smoking bans, whether on the entire campus or near building entrances, in accordance with the province or municipality.
Jack Stevens, a student at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, said that he would appreciate the smoking ban on campus, due to being asthmatic.
Fellow student John Wrublewskyj said a federal law dictating a campus-wide ban isn’t necessary. He feels his school should be better at enforcing their existing ban. Wilfrid Laurier bans smoking within 10 metres of any university building.
“At night it’s horrible because when it’s cold and no one wants to actually go outside, they’ll just wear their pajamas and start smoking (in front of the door),” said Wrublewskyj.
Another proposed change is to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from the current ages of 18 and 19 to 21, following in the footsteps of both Hawaii and California. The paper notes, however, that this change could be difficult as the country seeks to legalize and regulate marijuana.
While tobacco use has been declining among the general population, it still burdens society with an estimated $17 billion in health care and indirect economic costs every year.
“I think what we failed to do is put the responsibility and the accountability where it belongs, right on the tobacco industry,” said Neil Collishaw of the Physicians for a Smoke Free Canada.
Some anti-smoking advocates, however, are wary of pushing for a full smoking ban, citing the way marijuana use continued to grow despite being illegal.
“To succeed we’re going to need a comprehensive strategy that includes legislation, taxation and better cessation programs, and youth prevention programs,” said Rob Cunningham of the Canadian Cancer Society.
According to the discussion paper, smoking continues to be the leading cause of premature death in Canada, with 37,000 people dying from smoking-related illnesses annually.
The paper comes ahead of the expiry of the current Federal Tobacco Control Strategy in March 2018. Health Canada is looking for feedback from Canadians on the proposed changes until mid-April.
With reports from CTV Kitchener’s Abbigal Bimman, CTV Toronto’s Miranda Anthistle and CTV’s Todd Battis
It has been said before and it will be said again. “No power under Heaven has any authority over you without your consent!” All Humans are the same and entitled to the same rights. All humans live at the same time together and not at different moments in time. Each Human does what they do based upon individual desire, ability and intent; not based upon some category invented and imposed upon them. There is no such thing as any law apart from Universal Law. If Canada really did care about Human Life above paper, then Shelter, Potable Water, Healthy Food and all forms of healthcare from surgery to therapy and prescriptions and dental care would be rights and not the privileges as they are today.
What’s Next on the agenda?
How about “Bicycle” Insurance (all ages)? Planning on going for a bike ride or planning to teach a young person to ride? Better make sure you paid for “Bicycle Insurance”.
How about the “Pedestrian Permit”? Planning on going for a walk? Better make sure you carry your “Pedestrian Permit” paid up to date and renewable yearly.
Canadians never seem to complain about new laws and invasions of privacy and outright extortion through permits and legislation.
You do not have to obey any of these absurd laws but if you want to really show a protest the best thing to do is pack your bags and move out of Canada. Perhaps Africa?