National Post has published a Scorecard of the Harper Government’s wins and losses at the Supreme Court of Canada.
To sum it up in one word for Harper:
Losses for Harper: Mandatory Sentences for Gun Crimes, Assisted Suicide, Prostitution, Aboriginal title, Time-Served Sentencing, Senate Reforn, Supreme Court Nominee.
Wins for Harper: Terrorism-Related Security Certificates, Destruction of Gun Registry Data.
There are two others that are not mentioned here:
Loss for Harper: Mounties’ right to unionize.
Win for Harper: Cell phone searches upon arrest.
I may have missed some. If others add some in comments, I will include them here.
Has the government learned from these? Nope.
They are fighting a disabled aboriginal mother struggling for services for her severely disabled teenage son, disabled veterans, revocation of citizenship and deportation of Canadian citizens, expat Canadian citizens, sick new moms, women wearing the niqab during citizenship oath and us.
I think Harper should also be prepared for a constitutional challenge of Bill C51. There are likely many others we do not even know about.
Of course, the government is spending their access to unlimited taxpayer dollars fighting these issues in the courts.
That is why we must be steadfast in our resolve to continue to fight back by standing up–and donating to ADCS,