Radical Supreme Court shows disrespect for society

I wrote to the Advocate on March 1, regarding the lack of good sense on the part of the Supreme Court of Canada on their recent rulings. Now they have done it again!

I wrote to the Advocate on March 1, regarding the lack of good sense on the part of the Supreme Court of Canada on their recent rulings. Now they have done it again!

They ruled that marijuana can be prescribed to sick people in other forms that just “smokin’ it,” namely food such as cookies.

Suddenly the court has now become doctors and scientists. Considering that Health Canada has not yet investigated and ruled on the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana, why would the Supreme Court intentionally preempt Health Canada?

Blind arrogance!

In another case, they ruled that particular Christian prayers spoken prior to public meetings, such as city-council meetings, violated the neutrality of the state and contravene the religious freedom of an atheist (an atheist man has challenged the prayers in Saguenay, Que.).

It appears that radicalism and political activism are the new normal for our Supreme Court. More and more, they seem to be displaying a concerted disrespect for a moral and common-sense society.

Are they teaching us a better way to live or are they dangerously promoting a lifestyle that will lead to self-destruction of our society?

Jim Swan

Red Deer

Just Posted

Alberta hiring more paramedics and buying new ambulances, none for Red Deer

Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer is not concerned the provincial government didn’t… Continue reading

‘My nightmare began again’: Close call as bus carrying Humboldt crash survivor rear-ended

CALGARY — A terrifying ordeal for Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki this… Continue reading

Halifax airport operations normalize after Boeing 747 runway overshoot

HALIFAX — The Halifax Stanfield International Airport has resumed normal operations a… Continue reading

Bentley family left without a home grateful for community support

Central Albertans are coming together to support a Bentley family left homeless… Continue reading

Red Deer RCMP ready for new mandatory alcohol screening law

Red Deer RCMP are ready to enforce a new law intended to… Continue reading

WATCH: Red Deer and District Kennel Club Dog Show at Westerner Park

The Red Deer and District Kennel Club is holding a dog show… Continue reading

Pence aide out of running to be Trump’s next chief of staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top pick to replace chief of staff… Continue reading

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain… Continue reading

‘I killed my best friend’: Opioids’ fatal grip on mayor, pal

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old,… Continue reading

Brothers, 20, face second-degree murder charge in death of teen: police

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police west of Toronto say two brothers have been… Continue reading

A young mayor, his friend, and a fatal attraction to opioids

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. — Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old,… Continue reading

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

WASHINGTON — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit… Continue reading

TTC union asks provincial government to step in on transition to Presto

TORONTO — The union representing transit workers in Canada’s most populous city… Continue reading

Small pot growers find roadblocks on path to microcultivation licences

Yan Boissonneault’s daughter was turning blue. Without warning, his baby had stopped… Continue reading

Most Read