DANGEROUS: Trudeau & Liberal Ministers Threaten Judicial Independence With Comments On Gerald Stanley Verdict

It’s a dangerous move for the Prime Minister and Justice Minister to intervene and make comments on a case that is still before the courts.

The ruling in the Gerald Stanley case, in which he was found not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie, has divided the country.

Unfortunately, instead of seeking to bring the country together, or refraining from interfering in what is still an ongoing judicial matter (because of potential appeals), Justin Trudeau and some of his ministers have inserted themselves into the situation, in what is a very dangerous move.

While the death of Colten Boushie is tragic, it appears that the Trudeau government has put emotion ahead of the importance of protecting judicial independence – one of the cornerstones of our freedom as Canadians.

Here’s what Justin Trudeau said both on camera and on Twitter:

Some have pointed out that while expressing his sympathies for the Boushie family is entirely appropriate, Trudeau didn’t express any feelings for Gerald Stanley’s family in this situation – who, though they didn’t lose a family member – have also been through a difficult time in a situation they certainly didn’t ask for.

Other ministers also commented:

However, the more serious comment – and potential problem – was made by Justice Minister Jody-Wilson Raybould:

There are two big problems with Wilson-Raybould commenting on this issue in this way:

First, the case is still before the courts, as the government could appeal the verdict. By weighing in on the verdict, Wilson-Raybould casts doubt on whether any appeal could be heard fairly, as she is the top justice official in the country.

Second, she casts doubt on the entire justice system, and even threatens judicial independence. After all, by saying the system needs to “do better,” she is really saying that the jury was wrong to find Gerald Stanley not guilty, and she is saying that she – and by extension the power of the entire federal government – would have liked to see a guilty verdict.

This is very dangerous, as it raises the serious possibility that the government is seeking to make the system “better,” by skewing it to their own personal and political sense of what rulings should be made, and who should, and shouldn’t be found guilty.

The hypocrisy here is massive, as I pointed out on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/SpencerFernando/status/962508027361464320

This is an issue bigger than whether people agree or disagree with the Gerald Stanley verdict. If politicians decide to intervene on every verdict they disagree with, judicial independence will be destroyed, and a cornerstone of our democracy will be lost.

Both Andrew Scheer, and Peter MacKay, have pointed out this is a big concern, as noted in a recent report.

‘”Inappropriate” was the word former justice minister Peter MacKay used to describe the posts. “It undermines the system of justice, quite frankly, to have politicians weigh in,” he said, adding the case could still be appealed, so they are technically commenting on a case currently before the courts. Unwarranted skepticism of a properly conducted trial will set a dangerous precedent, MacKay concluded.”

“Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called Boushie’s death “tragic,” but said the independent judicial process must run its course without political intervention. “It’s appropriate to show concern and support… for the family of the victim, but I think it is important that we remember that politicians don’t decide these types of things,” Scheer told reporters in Halifax. He also said that the situation warranted a discussion about challenges faced by young First Nations people.”

With the Trudeau government already moving to weaken free speech and “regulate” social media, our country is heading down a very dangerous road if judicial independence is weakened.

Spencer Fernando

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DON TAYLOR
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Turdeau an stick his FAKE feelings where the sun don’t shine,along with all the other BS he has told the Canadian people

Summani
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Unfortunately, a lot of White Canada cannot relate to the Stanley family. I can, because along with North Battleford, I have lived in indigenous-heavy areas, and I have personally been the victim of hate from natives. People may wonder why North Battleford is the area’s community hub and the largest settlement, while Battleford is a small town. I will tell you why: because during the Northwest Rebellion, the native rebels sacked Battleford and the white settlers had to flee for their lives across the river. You can to this day visit the foxholes where the royal rifles dug in against… Read more »

LeRoy St.Germaine
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Summani i have lived in Battleford the hate that u feel expells from every pore in your body other beings sense that some react clean up you evil mind and the paranoia will dispell I am a descendant of the inhabitants of Batoche & proud Metis Fear is a derivative of hatred there is nothing to FEAR

Morgan McCallum
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Morgan McCallum

Leroy. Learn some punctuation. You won’t be taken seriously until you do. Proper spelling would be nice as well.

Gerri Link
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control he wants complete control of us his peasants he is working all the angles facebook judges, we are in deep doo doo

pamela kingwell
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Your comment is so true!

Doug Setter
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Doug Setter

Yep. Some Reserves are beautiful and well managed. I spent a year in Masset, surrounded by a not-so-nice reserve. Not a place to live. Two suicides and lots of whites beat up on the way home from the local Legion. Two were hospitalized.

Chris vrecko
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Stupid strikes yet again. You don’t go on someone’s property inebriated looking for trouble and expect the owner to welcome them in and serve drinks. The fact of the matter is they were trespassing and to have stupid speak in like Fashion is a disgrace. Honestly is there anything the idiot can do correctly?

LeRoy St.Germaine
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Stupid is a racist Remark Drunk Indian is also a racist Remark Execution style MURDER is Not the penalty for trespassing and it is U that is a Disgrace to all humanity NOW go PRAY for a Better World!!!

Cindy Sandberg
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Cindy Sandberg

I agree; well said. And P.M. Potato & his entourage of fries, feel that they MUST stick their noses into every little thing. They’re a scary & creepy bunch.p

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

funny, I don’t recall any words of sorrow from Trudeau for the Speers family while he gave Khadr his $10.5 million dollar tax free cheque after killing Christopher Speers!!

kathleen cerquozzi
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kathleen cerquozzi

Because they where WHITE CHRISTIANS, that is why

LeRoy St.Germaine
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TRU-DO is the {P.M. of a MARXIST REGIME He was not there to show care he was there for the photo- op

Cindy Sandberg
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Cindy Sandberg

AMEN !!

alan skelhorne
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have you forgotten one thing with new imam of canada, he is above the law, the whole liberal party is above the law. no one can do or say anything about him and his government, he will bringing in a new law soon, besides losing our free speech, we won,t even be allowed to say anything on social media about this mr. fake artist in ottawa.

Cindy Sandberg
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Cindy Sandberg

Well, we as Mr. Potatohead ‘s EMPLOYERS will NOT go quietly into the night & let them take our democratic rights. We need to stand up & be heard.

Bruce
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Bruce

If Gerald Stanley sues the government for defamation or something akin to that, Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould should pay this one from personal funds. Along with the Carribean vacation embezzlement, the Kadhr payoff, Justin owes Canadians a lot of money. OK, Ontario and Quebec voted with their hearts for JT. In 2019 they must vote with their brains or Canada deserves to be broken up.

Ben
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Ben

This is tragic event from any and all positions, however, it has become dimensionally even more tragic because of Justin Trudeau and his justice minister offering ill advised comments on the outcome. In Trudeau’s defence, he simply does not have the intellectual capacity to understand the ramifications of a PM commenting on a case that is technically, still before the courts. In regard to the justice minister weighing in, it can only be considered as appalling and regrettable that someone in that position would offer opinions on the outcome of a jury’s unanimous decision. These poorly considered actions by members… Read more »

Civil Civilian
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Civil Civilian

The country is overwhelmed with failing provinces and also Canada at the hands of people who have no achievments are there for the money and are devolutionists they deserve a one way bus ride or ship to a communist country like china or rocket boys great idolistic nation that is in the barrel of dung boys optics. Trudy deserves no recognition as a leader.

don morris
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don morris

Shades of the Trayvon Martin case! If it happens in the USA, five years later it will happen in Canada. Bloody virtue signalling politicians pandering to a voting block are the worst enemy of democracy and a fair system of justice. Trudeau should have NOT opined on this or any other local case. If it was a case of national import,such as the attack on the Parliament Buildings a few years back, of course a PM or any MP can state their opinion,but in a local case such as Bouchie/Stanley, the politicians have to trust the system THEY set up,and… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

What would compell these ministers to comment on this case . With this government some full of liers and cheats you think they would take a rest from sticking there preverbal Feet in their mouths.
What a sad bunch of sheep .

Ginger
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Ginger

Again copying his partner in globalism Barack Hussein, sock boy takes the side of the criminal who was known to be violent and who threatened the man who shot him. It’s a wonder he didn’t try to start some race riots like Barry O. did. Sock boy is a total laughing stock. He can’t think for himself.

ang
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ang

I researched what happened at Gerald Stanley’s farm the night of the shooting. I am not going to describe what happened or how it happened, but, people should research this and see the other side. I wanted to hear the whole story….you should too. Also, Trudeau should NOT be interfering in the Canadian Justice system! Will the next thing we hear is that Trudeau is going to give the family of Colten Boushie 10 million taxpayers dollars just “because” and we all know what that “because” means….I don’t want to explain. Of course all Canadians feel bad for the Boushie… Read more »

Pete Black
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What do the Liberals propose. Is it to bribe the judges to get their way. This Prime Minister is ruthless and ignorant of the Rule Of Law and the constitutional significance of his arrogance.

Timothy Hickey
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Timothy Hickey

I am disgusted with this LIBERAL GOVERNMENT! Canada needs a Prime MINISTER! There are no SAVIORS in political parties! The Will of a Real Majority of Canadians must reign in the next government of Canada! There are laws, that are colour blind, and the verdict in the Boushie case is a JUST outcome! There are consequences to to violating the personal and property rights of Canadians, and I do not care where you come from, or what race or ethnic background you are born into! Our survival as a Free and Sovereign Nation depends on Peace, Order and Good Governance!… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

Just this past week he stated publicly he did teach law in BC school.
Does anyone know where he studied law?

Discussion of this case by PM and Justice Minister is problematic.

Del
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Del

“the independent judicial process must run its course without political intervention. ”

– Except if it involves Trudeau, Liberals, Sikh terrorists and radicals. Trudeau illegally circumvented “due process” by awarding Khadr the $10.5 million after killing an Allied soldier and likely ordering Government prosecutors not to proceed with charges of treason. By the very definition, Khadr has committed treason by fighting against his own country.

Jeffrey Stephaniuk
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Jeffrey Stephaniuk

The precedent was set at the townhall meeting in Edmonton when the PM responded to a question about racism. The question referred to the court case in Saskatchewan. All he had the right to say was when a particular case is before the courts it is inappropriate to comment. Instead, he said the status quo is not acceptable. What status quo? The rule of law? That’s the only acceptable option available to a democracy. Sounds as if some people wanted a political verdict and not a legal one. Criminal law in a western democracy has no foundation for sacrificing the… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

correction to previous post
taught law should have read “pre-law”
also included a link to this article about his speech at University of Chicago where he
made the statement
.http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/bonokoski-evolving-resume-of-pm-justin-trudeau

Linda Piro
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MURDERER!” They yelled as the verdict was read. “RACISTS!” They said, to those who agreed with the verdict. But lets back track a little bit here. Colten had been drinking. That’s a fact. The other people in the car had been drinking. That’s a fact. They admitted to it. There was a loaded weapon in the vehicle. That’s a fact. They had just come from a different farm, after stealing stuff from it. That’s a fact. One person in the car tried to steal an ATV. That’s a fact. The people in the car admitted to lying under oath. That’s… Read more »

Palladini
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Palladini

Drunk Idiots with a loaded gun, trouble waiting to happen!

Ron Harlow
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Ron Harlow

I’m encouraged by you to know there are still many Canadians with brains
Thank You.
Ron

melvin haugerud
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melvin haugerud

your exacly right on all counts

Mike
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Mike

Well said and very accurate!

Janet Severin
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Janet Severin

Were any of these politicians in court through the entire trial? How do they know that the jurors have made a mistake if they weren’t even there. They just assume that the jurors made the wrong call because the indigenous people didn’t get the verdict they wanted. When things don’t go their way, it’s automatically the wrong way. Maybe there was sufficient evidence that proved the shooting was in fact accidental. These politicians should’ve kept their mouths shut.

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

I lost confidence in the Canadian courts while serving as a supporter of Bruce Montague’s “Supreme Court Challenge” to Canada’s gun laws years ago. Bruce structured his challenge at every step of the way as a Constitutional case. Bruce essentially refused to renew his firearms license and continued to operate his gunsmithing business, including government guns owned by the RCMP and the OPP. Eventually the government, after many attempts to convince Bruce to “play the game” gave up and charged him. The Provincial Court in Ontario transcripts read like a satire on how not to run a justice system, including… Read more »

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

It is as I had stated in other comments, Trudeau is building his totalitarian dictatorship, just like the Chinese Communist Party, which he admires so much! He has to be stopped… we must have a continuous march on Parliament Hill to demand his resignation. If worst comes to worst, we should go on collective strike ACROSS Canada to be heard. We must petition the Queen via the Governor General to have him removed from office for treasonable offenses. He is systematically destroying Canada and we, as a people, are the only ones who can stop him!

Patrick
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Patrick

These politicians really do need to separate themselves from cases like this particularly the justice minister…the judges are appointed because of their skill and experience…for the justice minister to come out publicly and say what she did could jeopardize any future court cases….what she did that was more damaging was divide the citizens of Canada…we all remember the little girl who falsely said she had hijab cut off twice by an Asian guy…..these liberal bufoons need to dial it back and i mean back alot…

melvin haugerud
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melvin haugerud

Trudeau you should keep your mouth shut and worry more about what your doing to Canada instead of blaming the courts for a decision that was unnamious among 12 jurors. What about the family that had to face these charges Don’t you think they didn’t suffer either. Your such a dip shit

DJ
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DJ

Again Trudeau showing Canadians that the laws don’t apply to him. His disrespect for the courts is appalling.

Margaret Tabak
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Margaret Tabak

You say you speak for “millions of Canadians”! Don’t fool yourself. I’ve not met ONE person in Canada who agrees with you. Stop interfering in our judicial system. It’s bad enough that you’ve totally screwed up our financial system. Next election…YOU’RE GONE!

Nancy
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Nancy

Divide and defeat your enemies, we are being well divided and soon defeated in this country. No one seems to care but a few of us, so it continues. Pan Canada, lawless and fighting among ourselves, instead of coming up with a solution, I think we have lost unless we as a nation can put ourselves back together. Much of the world has been destabilized. Those that have just arrived here are about to see very familiar symptoms from where they left before the wars broke out, I am sorry for them, our country cannot keep borrowing and giving away… Read more »

dee
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dee

there has to be a legal way to remove this man-child from power… children are better seen and not heard… the justice should know better as well…

Elizabeth Moorhouse
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My heart goes out to the Stanley family at this time. Everything this incident has brought to bear on these people was totally preventable. And completely the fault of the victim. To the Bouchie’s, I am sorry for your loss. However, with the facts now in the public realm, perhaps your boy was not the innocent schoolboy, you thought he was? I, for one see the much larger elephant in the room. How much more do we have to tolerate from such an incompetent Prime Minister. Not only has he violated Ethics, now he has breached legal precedent and spoken… Read more »

Gemma
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Gemma

Yup, thank you for your intelligent words of reason. Trudeau is a fool, a huge, dangerous fool, and his ridiculous, ignorant grandstanding is reason unto itself for Canada to ditch his idiot ass. In one fell stroke he managed to lower us to the same level as Trump. A nice country being ruled by a psychotic loser. Way to go dude. Way to embarrass and humiliate your country. Please educate yourself on this crime before you open that big, stupid yap of yours again. And hey, here’s a thought, maybe meet with the Stanleys, whom you so horridly judged and… Read more »

Allis Chalmers
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Allis Chalmers

We are entering dangerous waters when our govts are now influencing our judicial system to garnish votes from minority groups or peoples with certain skin colors etc. In this case the jurors made a decision based on facts as presented which is suppost to be how our juries work. It is frightening to think Trudeau is implying if you go to court facing a visible minority the outcome is now politically preset.This just gives visible minorities a open door to crime without consequence. One more reason to rid ourselves of this failed Prime Minister.

Mental Abuse
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Mental Abuse

Well I guess they will be filing for a judicial review based upon error within judgement of the law (they have to demonstrate error in law). This is clearly a class-race-religion-political-belief-war that has been ignited by our Leaders. Our time is up and it is time for the new colonists to settle in and implement their beliefs and legal system, I will either be dead, deported or have fled from Canada according to the Liberal tone of today. My ancestors fought for Freedom, Human Rights, Free Speech and Equality; none of us are equal and that is clear. Canada is… Read more »

BigT
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BigT

It is apparent these children were not the victim of the person that shot him. This child is the victim of a being raised by a family and community that failed to teach him and his friends respect, morals, ethics, integrity. Instead they taught them entitlement, hatred and anger which gave them false rage. This division that has been driven between peoples of Canada that built this country standing shoulder to shoulder. This cancer has only ever served the elite among the indigenous, the lawyers and the politicians that enrich thenselves with the suffering of the people. Here we have… Read more »

Gemma
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Gemma

These criminals are the victims of their own families, not of society at large. Families who do not bother to instill in their children a sense of right and wrong, of morality, of caring for and respecting their fellow human beings, of caring for and respecting themselves, of respecting other people’s rights, property and boundaries. Families who turn a blind eye to the crime, mayhem, and violence their children inflict on their fellow human beings. And yet, ironically, they are the same family members who scream and cry and rage about racism and every other injustice in the world in… Read more »

Kevin Darroch
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Kevin Darroch

Any such tragic death is sad! I (and most Canadians) was not in the court and did not see or hear the evidence. So to to sit in judgement would be wrong for me and I will not do it. As for the main mainline media I have not seen whether they are bringing out all of the details and more of the background including as to how and why the young people that ended up on the farmer’s land ever may have come to have thought they could do what they did?

UWantLawOrNoLaw
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UWantLawOrNoLaw

Just finished reading this.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/tweets-boushie-debate-1.4534208

It’s pretty obvious, Wilson-Raybould wasn’t talking about justice for all Canadians, “doing better” when she says it here CLEARLY implies that Gerald Stanley should have been found guilty.

You can run whatever logic test you want on it, that is what she meant. It cannot be taken in any other way.

Why else would she say “can and must do better”? Given the circumstances, she was clearly talking about the verdict.

Gemma
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Gemma

And to think I used to like and respect Trudeau in spite of the many, many Canadians who think he’s a manipulative POS. This idiot grandstanding ends any allegiance I felt for him and his government. You are cancelled dude, cancelled completely. Do you even know the facts of this case? Have you met with Stanleys and the many other victims of violence and theft by criminals like Boushie? Do you have even the tiniest clue what RCMP deal with on reserves on a daily basis? You want to fix shite? Fix the real problem, look at the serious issues… Read more »

Gemma
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Gemma

Oh, and Trudeaidiot, don’t forget the fact that Boushie and his buds had just been at another farm moments before in a violent attempt to steal their belongings. Did you seriously buy the “oh, we had a tire problem and needed help” bs excuse for being on Stanley’s farm? Did you know that they had been evicted from a public swimming locale prior and had to drive right past their reserve (where they could have gotten help for their “tire problem” in order to get to Stanley’s and Stanley’s neighbor’s farm? Did you think for a moment how long it… Read more »