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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

PECKFORD -- At least the protesters think they have a cause - what is Justin Trudeau’s cause?


Pipeline Protester to Trudeau ... If You Can Break the Law for The Sixth Time ... I just made that up. But can you see that being said?

The Press reported yesterday (could not find it on CBC online this morning) that our dear Princeling has once again broken our laws. This is the sixth time since he became Prime Minister.

Can you believe this???

One would think (at least most of us) that after being found guilty five times of breaking our laws he would learn and ensure that it would never happen again.

This time he did not file the necessary information to the Ethics Commissioner in the time frame allowed by law following an election.

So, what does he say to Pipeline Protesters who defy a court injunction in northern BC? What does he say to the Mohawk people in Ontario? Or the many others who are protesting?

At least the protesters think they have a cause! What is Justin Trudeau’s cause?

Vacationing with wealthy friends who are seeking money from his Government?

Trying to protect a company that has been banned for ten years by the World Bank?

Traveling around Africa spending millions of dollars to get a 2-year stint at the UN Security Council?

This is maddening!


What message does this send to our law students? To students in general? 

To the rest of us? 

To the world?

Does it say Canada has one set of laws for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and another for the rest of us?
 
From Canadian Press

‘OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has run afoul of federal ethics rules yet again — this time missing the deadline for filing a financial disclosure statement with the ethics commissioner.

Every MP is required to file a disclosure statement within 60 days of his or her election being published in the Canada Gazette; in Trudeau’s case, the deadline was Jan. 13.’



In 1972, Brian Peckford was first elected, as a Progressive Conservative, to the Newfoundland Labrador House of Assembly -- he became Premier at the age of 36, holding the leadership of his party and government from 1979 to 1989.

Since leaving politics, early in 1989, Peckford has conducted public inquires for the governments of British Columbia and Canada, has served on numerous Boards including the CBC, and has been active in public affairs. 

Since 1993, he and his wife Carol have made British Columbia their home; they now live in Parksville, on Vancouver Island. He blogs at Peckford 42.

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