Trudeau Denying Charter Rights

1Why is the PM Lying

Justin Trudeau could legitimately compel Canadians to indicate support for abortion only if abortion was a “law” or a “right”…it is neither.

Provision 287 of the Criminal Code previously restricting abortion in Canada was struck down by the Supreme Court in the 1988 Morgantaler decision, and parliament has yet to enact a new abortion law. Because there is no abortion law, there are currently no legal restrictions preventing or limiting when a woman can have an abortion. But that’s not the same as saying there is an abortion “law” which must be respected: there is no law – this is an indisputable fact.

And the Supreme Court has stated unequivocally that there is no constitutional “right” to abortion, adding that parliament has the legislative power to enact laws that place reasonable restrictions on abortion, something it could not do if abortion was a Charter right. This also means that citizens have the right to educate and organize other citizens to lobby government on the need for an abortion law, and freely express what they believe that law should be. This is how democracy works.

For the Liberal government to punish citizens for doing exactly that – exercising their democratic and charter rights – by compelling them to indicate support for abortion to qualify for funding (when abortion is neither a law nor a right) constitutes an “ideological purity test” which may suit a totalitarian, fascist regime, but has no place in a democracy.

Unlike abortion which is not a constitutional right, there are several fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Charter, including the freedom of “conscience” and the freedom of “religion.” These freedoms should protect citizens from being bullied into compliance and punished for disagreeing with Trudeau’s ideological stance on abortion. His attempt to circumvent our Charter rights represents a shameful abuse of his power as Prime Minister.

Kevin J Arsenault,

Fort Augustus

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4 Responses to Trudeau Denying Charter Rights

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kevin, once again I agree wholeheartedly with you and I applaud your professional presentation of the facts. That said, I must advise you of my disappointment with your attack on Laura Brown for the way she presented this story and the way she presented your point of view. Must I remind you that the media, as misguided as it can be, MUST present a full review of the issue and in this case I felt that my daughter did a very good job. The professional that SHE is, she wouldn’t relate to me all that you said but she was very disappointed in your review, I feel that you may have lost an opportunity to have your valuable work more widely publicized by this action. I am always amazed how we tend to forget our Christian principles in our attempt to verbalized the message of right and wrong, it’s a tall order and I’m sorry to say you may have alienated an individual who is trying very hard to be true to her beliefs as well as her profession. Might I suggest a humble apology……..


    • I did send Laura a second email commending her on doing a good story, despite my previous expression of disappointment that some of the more important information I shared during my interview didn’t make it into the story. I’ll share it with you:

      “Dear Laura,

      Thanks for your reply. I understand and appreciate what you say. Perhaps I was hoping for too much and it wasn’t reasonable for me to have had such high expectations. I rewatched the story and on second viewing focused more on the entire story and not just my role in it I must say you actually did a super good job. It would have been just as good if I hadn’t appeared in it at all, though, so I guess that’s what I was focusing on when I emailed you…more or less that I wasn’t the right person to interview for that particular story. At any rate, kudos for taking on a sensitive topic and presenting information in a very fair and clear story for your viewers. And don’t take what I said too much to heart ☺ and keep up the good work.

      P.S. sore throats and head colds can sometimes make me a bit grumpy



  2. Barb MacFarlane says:

    You are absolutely right, Kevin.


  3. Paul Brown says:

    Thanks for that Kevin, I am pleased that you got back in touch with Laura, once again, keep up you valuable work,


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