"The Judicial Review is still in play"

Jan, 01, 2022

Newsletter edition # 002

Judicial Review: CANS V Strang et al

The amendment to the notice for Judicial Review (JR) is in progress; it is a between-15-to-20 documents effort. Each filing requires padding of at least two supporting documents. Becoming aware of and analyzing the instruction manual* for how our public officials and the judiciary operate has been an eye-opening experience to put it mildly and certainly not for the faint of heart (or short of temper).


The readership may remember the anomalies referred to in the last newsletter. They include things like the court holding the JR for 24 hours on October 27 before agreeing to file it - they then back dated it so that it seemed to have been filed on the date it was presented by CANS. Intentional or not, this automatically introduced bias, opportunity for abuse-of-power and the risk of pre-screening by unknown entities for unknown reasons into the mix.


The next anomaly was on the date of the teleconference hearing (December 16) where the court either deliberately or obtusely kept CANS counsel on mute almost to the point of being dismissed by the Justice. CANS had to swiftly call in from another telephone line and proclaim loudly that the court was keeping our counsel muted and that she was indeed on the line trying to speak. Luckily, the master of the mute button kept it together well for the remainder of the hearing and the session ended without further issue.


Regardless, however, of complexities and anomalies, what we are ultimately looking forward to is a respectful two-way dialogue supported through the very appropriate vehicle of the JR. This process will enable Nova Scotians to get the “Record”: a compilation of the evidence used to make the decision of October 01**  (in this case); one of many records that are owed to us for decisions and orders handed down by public officials with neither debate nor disclosure. Stay tuned as we continue our JR efforts.


* https://www.courts.ns.ca/civil_procedure_rules/cpr_home.htm


** https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/rg1/RG1-2021-10-06.pdf


Up coming

It is regrettably now safe to assume that anyone not complying with the current pandemic narrative or restrictions is actively being discriminated against by the issuance of orders and directives crafted to deprive an identifiable group of people of their human and charter rights. We are building a video tutorial on how to file a human rights complaint in Nova Scotia so that an organized effort at highlighting the discriminatory nature of the restrictions can be shown. This tutorial will be free and available to all registered on this newsletter. We will plan and host a live Q&A session to support this activity. Stay tuned for further information on the tutorial.


Membership and access to the community platform

The CANS community platform is an effort at providing a safe, secure space for conversations, information sharing and organizing activities and actions meaningful to the community. We are still fine-tuning the platform and hope to make basic membership available to all who signed up for the newsletter as soon as we are ready to do so. In the meantime, send your enquiries to contact@thecans.ca


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Thank you for your continued support. We hope to have other updates soon on next developments.

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