Legal Expert Says Trudeau’s Colten Boushie Comments Could Jeopardize Fair Trial

Trudeau’s decision to interfere politically brings the independence of the justice system into serious question.

Legal expert Sean Robichaud – a criminal defence laywer in Toronto – says Justin Trudeau’s comments on the Colten Boushie case, in which Gerald Stanley was found not guilty in Boushie’s death, could have “tainted” any possible appeal by the Crown.

As reported by Global News, “By commenting on a particular case, it may affect the ability for Crown to proceed with the case if an appeal is granted,” Robichaud said. “I would have serious concerns moving forward, then. There will be a suggestion by the defense that the jury pool is now tainted and fair trial cannot proceed.”

The comments are also a risk to democracy:

“Robichaud said any public comments from the prime minister or justice minister questioning the credibility of the judiciary pose a threat to Canada’s democratic system, especially a potential appeal process, as the courts should be equal to the legislature.”

Robichaud’s comments fit with what many have pointed out: By weighing in on the verdict in this case, Justin Trudeau is attacking the idea of judicial independence, which is a very dangerous move.

By reacting emotionally and impulsively, Trudeau and the Justice Minister have sought to impose their own political perspective on a justice system that is supposed to remain impartial.

That’s why Trudeau’s comments were more than just virtue-signalling, they represent an attempt to exploit a tragic moment in order to destabilize and alter the justice system by enforcing a political bias.

It’s divisive and dangerous, and it puts our country on a very perilous path.

Spencer Fernando

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Ron Voss
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Ron Voss

Could?

Doug
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Doug

Another example of why this man should not be leader of any country. Intelligence is seriously lacking in most things he does and all things he says if not scripted.

Mclind
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Mclind

John Gormley said there is a chance that the Justice Minister is reported to the BC Law Society.

Del
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Del

“pose a threat to Canada’s democratic system” – OF COURSE they threaten Canadian law. Our laws are simply an inconvenience to Liberals. Dictators don’t have much use for stupid things like laws, They are simply ignored unless they can be used for virtue signalling or to pander to “peace” cults. The little man had better start staying home rather than jetting around the world, polluting all the way. Pres. Trump has dumped on Canada twice in the last two days, and why not? Pea brain has broken all kinds of protocol in bypassing the President and making deals directly with… Read more »

Canucklen
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Canucklen

His only comment should have been “Sorry … no comment”!
Same for his minions.
The question that really need to be asked of everyone (no matter of which race) should be:
“Was this race … or REPUTATION?”
Think about that … and answer truthfully.

Maryam McKinley
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Maryam McKinley

What a complete loser. That`s what you get when you hire a part time drama teacher to be Prime Minister. I am surprised that Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould would use this verdict as a reason to reform the justice system. It is an insult to one`s intelligence that had the jury pool been from a different racial groups, a different result would have been found, but I guess that`s also how OJ was acquitted of murder. One would like to think that a jury considers the evidence and makes their best judgement irrespective of race. Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould should respect… Read more »

dee
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dee

sadly our man-child does not know enough to keep his mouth shut and let the legal system work… would not be too upset if cuba welcomes him home…

Brian Mellor
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Brian Mellor

Trudeau’s remarks suggest that the acquittal was predetermined. And it was a kangaroo court.

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

I would go so far as to say that Trudeau and his party’s interference in the judicial system is a very dangerous slippery slope that has serious unforeseen consequences that could more than just effect our democratic process, rather it may will alienate Canadians so far, as to cause the dissolution of Canada as a country. Currently, it is dividing the country irreversibly and destabilizing it visibly!

robert lawson
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and trudeau could also be charged with contempt of court, a bit iffy but he could be charged and if found guilty would have to resign as prime minister

Mark Goddard
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Mark Goddard

Those who support the Boushie family are trying to retry the case in the court of public opinion. This has proven to be disastourous thoughout history. Our courts have evolved over centuries and are finely honed. They work. Mr. Stanley was found innocent in a court of law and that is just and proper. If this court of law is not accepted, then all cases past present and future may be in jeopardy. Having the media and politicians takes sides in unfair, unjustified and unethical. Typical of the Liberal governemnt and Trudeau.

Jeff
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Jeff

Thanks for pointing it out.
Chinese will have a protest against Trudeau. Detail is in this link website.
http://voteforright.com/

angela
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angela

Jeff….I clicked on your link, and only got the categories, “Media” “Events” etc. When I clicking on “events” the message came up that “nothing could be found.” It didn’t look like a Facebook comment….I tried a few times..same thing???

Marc Bois
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Marc Bois

It already has. I won’t trust the Justice System anymore today thanks to him and the attorney general for commenting on this. And the AG should have realized that the jury worked for her and now she casts doubts on anything even being close to a fair trial.

Mark Madore
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Mark Madore

The racial divide will continue to grow in this country as long as this child is in power.