Ask Attorney General to Defend Rule of Law
Please consider sending an email to Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General of Ontario, calling on her to defend the rule of law against the abuse of the Premier.
By Ryan McGreal
Posted October 13, 2018 in Blog (Last Updated October 13, 2018)
Please consider sending a letter to Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General of Ontario, calling on her to defend the rule of law against the abuse of the premier.
Here's the letter I just sent:
The Honourable Caroline Mulroney
Ministry of the Attorney General 720 Bay Street, 11th Floor
It is wholly inappropriate for Ontario Premier Doug Ford to invoke Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in order to ram through an unconstitutional ward redistricting in the midst of an ongoing municipal election campaign.
Section 33 has never been invoked in Ontario's history, and this is an extraordinarily trifling and superficial pretext to wield the most severe and controversial tool our constitution allows. The fact that Premier Ford threatens to invoke S. 33 every time a judge overturns a piece of legislation that is found to be unconstitutional should alarm every Ontarian, and especially principled Progressive Conservatives.
In addition, I urge you, as the Attorney General of Ontario, to defend vigorously the rule of law against political undermining. Premier Ford did your office a great insult and disservice when he falsely and slanderously accused the distinguished Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba of putting partisanship ahead of his sworn duty to uphold the rights of Ontarians.
You have a unique opportunity to do the right thing and defend the rule of law against this abuse. Please take the opportunity to distinguish yourself among the enablers of a Premier openly states his belief that his power should not be constrained by the fundamental legal rights of all Ontarians.
Yours Very Truly,