Conservatives’ RCMP Legislation May Violate Charter Of Rights, Critics Say

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BEFORE THE HOUSE of Commons approved third and final reading of a bill that amends the RCMP Act, Winnipeg Centre NDP MP Pat Martin brought up the name of Edgar Schmidt.

 

 

 

Schmidt is a senior justice department lawyer, and the reason why he’s relevant to the debate has something to do not only with this specific measure but also with the way Ottawa has been crafting legislation in general.

Schmidt has sued the justice department, claiming that since the 1990s, the federal government has been introducing legislative bills that likely violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Read more

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