News that the Federal Court of Appeal has allowed a Muslim woman to take her oath of citizenship in full face covering once again emphasizes the extent to which the mores of ordinary Canadians are being suppressed by the actions of our Volvo-drivers in ermine, the judicial caste. No one before 1982 would have thought it wise to propagate the most stringent application of Muslim sexual segregation through court rulings. It would have been impossible but for Trudeau’s 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which has turned out largely to be the Court Party’s Charter of Rights and freedoms to overturn Canadian social customs as they see fit.
In this Harper is merely the stand-in for the average Canadian. The judiciary are not merely repudiating Mr. Harper, they are repudiating you, Mr and Mrs Average Canadian of good faith.
In that regard I wish Mr. Harper would give me some greater reason to vote for him than a steady hand on the economic tiller. I wish he would launch a root and branch attack on the presumptuousness of our judiciary.
Nevertheless, if this turns out to be a campaign issue, I think it would boost Mr. Harper among the people who vote. It is time for Canadians to seize control of this country from its over-mighty judiciary and Harper is the only way they can do it.