Harper not above the law.... Not on Wheat Board or Global Climate Law

The Green Party of
Canada was pleased today with the ruling of Federal Court Judge Douglas
Campbell that the Harper government violated legislation in its efforts to rush
through the killing of the Wheat Board. The Canadian Wheat Board Act requires a
vote among farmers and better consultation before the monopoly could be ended.
 “The Harper government would like to ram through its agenda without
proper consultation with citizens and without proper debate in the House,” said
Green Leader Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands.  “At least the
courts are protecting the interests of the country, but one hopes we don’t have
to become a more litigious society to protect Canadian values.”

“We are seeing Mr.
Harper again flouting domestic law with his plan to pull out of Kyoto.
 Eventually, accountability will catch up with him, hopefully before he
has gutted all of Canada’s laws and our international reputation.”


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