Access to justice is critical for Canadians: chief justice of the Supreme Court


Supreme Court of Canada

Who can afford to go there?

Middle-class Canadians are increasingly frozen out by the cost and complexity of Canada’s judicial processes, says the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

By CanWest News ServiceMarch 9, 2007

TORONTO – Middle-class Canadians are increasingly frozen out by the cost and complexity of Canada’s judicial processes, says the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
A Canadian of average means may have to consider remortgaging their home, gambling their retirement savings or forsaking their child’s college fund to pursue justice, Beverley McLachlintold a crowd of about 150 in Toronto Thursday.
“Access to justice is quite simply critical. Unfortunately, many Canadian men and women find themselves unable, mainly for financial reasons, to access the Canadian justice system. Some of them become their own lawyers, or try to,” she said. “Hard hit are average middle-class Canadians.”
Those with some income and a few assets may be ineligible for legal aid and therefore without choices, said McLachlin. “Their options are grim: use up the family assets in litigation; become their own lawyers or give up. The result may be injustice.”

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“No Justice in Canada!”

Connie Brauer

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Law firm’s less adversarial approach to divorce saves time, money, stress


Making breakups less painful
Law firm’s less adversarial approach to divorce saves time, money, stress
By MONICA GRAHAM
Mon. Jan 25 – 4:53 AM

The song says that breaking up is hard to do.

But a New Glasgow law firm has taken a unique approach that aims to make the divorce process less expensive, time-consuming and emotionally draining.

“The cost of the old way of doing things is way too high,” said Leisa MacIntosh, a family mediation lawyer with MacIntosh, MacDonnell and MacDonald, also known as Mac, Mac & Mac.

The firm has opened the Family Centre for Conflict Resolution to offer more streamlined, less expensive, faster and less adversarial options for ending a marriage.

“Separation and divorce are more than a legal event,” Ms. MacIntosh said in a telephone interview. “There are human, social and psychological effects.”

As a family lawyer, she saw first-hand the toll that conflict takes on young people when their parents separate and the bitterness that divorces create.

“No one wins. It hurts the family, it costs too much and it takes too long.”

Believed to be the first of its kind in the province, the centre assesses the needs of the families seeking legal counsel and then assembles a team of experts to create a settlement that suits both parties.

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The worst excessess of the Third Reich, is also happening in Canada.


The worst excesses of the Third Reich still hold place in Germany today
Wendy on June 5, 2009 — 2 Comments

jugendamtchild Over seventy years ago in Germany the plans were well in place to remove certain members of the population from it’s society – those deemed ‘non Aryan’ were systematically rounded up and shipped like cattle to be exterminated by it’s high functioning killing machine. It succeeded beyond it’s wildest dreams with far too few of those responsible punished for the millions of lives that were wiped out. The questions were asked: “How could a nation that was so cultured, that was responsible for such a rich contribution to the world of music, art and literature also be responsible for the ugliest and most abominable scheme ever perpetrated on mankind?”

What is it about the German psyche that makes it so capable of such mechanical orchestration, as well as justification, of acts of sheer atrocity?

You think that Germany learned any lessons following the Nuremburg Trials…? think again – for the Third Reich, and all it stood for, never crumbled and sank into ashes, it simply went to ground and slowly re-emerged with an agenda just as evil and possibly more frightening as the original model. The victims this time?…children – families – the complete and utter control of innocent lives – the basic human rights of children and their parents.

Employing methods reminiscent of those of the gestapo, children have become the property of the German State; children are removed from foreign parents who have no means of defence, placed ‘in care of the State’ and never seen or heard of again. Many suffer extreme abuse and are killed in institutions staffed by bullies and sadistic inmates.

I have received emails from desperate fathers who have seen their children taken to Germany by German wives where they simply disappear – despite all attempts to even gain contact the German state effectively blocks every attempt by fathers to see or speak to their children. German-born children of foreign parents are removed and adopted out against the wishes of either parent – example. Read more.

Hitler’s purpose was to control the children, so he could control the parents. Our courts are controlling the children so they can exploit the parents.  Judges have taken over all parenting decisions and downloaded all expenses onto the non custodial parents. The Government of Canada and the Provinces  are super taxing the people inorder to do this. Tax the victims! Take Control.  What country are we in?
…Connie Brauer