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May 2020 Legal Challenge Update: Christine Generoux

(Note that I am not her)

Well, I have been saving this update for when it really matters and when I had news to report. In October, we were disappointed and disillusioned to get the Federal Courts (nearly 600 page) ruling throwing out our challenge on all fronts, we have MUCH to say about it, which is why we were first to file our notice of appeal in November, after hunting season. Since then, much has happened which we couldn't speak about until now. We are officially consolidated with 3 other appellants (CCFR et al, Doherty et al, Eichenburg et al), BOTH the Attorney Generals of Alberta and Saskatchewan have joined us this time--Constitutionally, the Canadian Constitution Foundation have also applied to intervene on our behalf--pending Court's approval. The Crown sued us for the costs of the lost case (and all their shrewd lawfare antics which deliberately lengthened and made the litigation more costly and complex (think 3 injunction motions near the Amnesty expiry deadlines, deadlines extended at last minute and motions subsequently abandoned, think Cabinet confidentiality blocking all evidence and a 1 year delay, think obfuscation through academic frauds) over the last 4 years. Their price amount started astronomically high just to mess with our heads (150,000$) and we fought it, down to a more "reasonable" amount (23,500$); BUT we do insist the amount should be zero. The Generoux party ESPECIALLY (and others, for example the Doherty party) are the text book definition of "public interest litigants" by the case law, we made it clear from the get go--we are here fighting for the survival of the culture and the country, not over a 500$ gun, therefore we shouldn't be liable for a cent to this corrupt Government, we felt we had no choice but to oppose this egregious trampling of our rights, culture and property. This is the message they are sending to citizens like us--DO NOT challenge us, do not question us, do not investigate or embarrass us or we will crush you--financially if we can. The judge didnt see us as public interest litigants, of course, but then again she doesn't seem to think Canada has a gun culture worth saving and doesn't seem to grasp that gun owners should have the same rights and protections as other citizens. Our little party of self represented citizens owe the privilege of being able to advocate for the history and heritage of firearms culture in Canada to YOU, the donors. Back when I started this, I had no idea what I was committing to, and without your donations, paying our share of the cross examination transcripts, notary fees, printing and travel costs would simply not have been possible. We have 7,000$ left of the original donations, if you can find it in your heart to make another round of donations, the Crown has threatened myself and my co applicants John and Vincent, that if we dont come up with 23,500$ in 60 days, they will begin receivership, garnishment and bankruptcy processes against us to execute the payment....which must mean we have done something right, we really were a thorn in their side, they now have a personal vendetta against us.

We plan to appeal this punitive and political financial "punishment" to the higher Court but would like to have the payment ready should it ultimately come to this, John has spent his life advocating for firearm rights and he needs you to advocate for him now. More updates coming soon, we have also opened a GIVESENDGO account (Cultural Firearms Defence Fund https://www.givesendgo.com/CFDF ) for those who dont trust other platforms since the great trust breech of freedom convoy 2022, we understand and feel the same way. Here is part of the write up on GiveSendGo which I wrote from my heart, and I hope you will go read and share, even if your situation does not allow for a donation at this time--just know we are so grateful to those who believe in us and our arguments. We are also working on a website where you can read and view the fruits of my labor of love over the last 4 years in Court..." Including the memorandum which got the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control and the Kook kicked to the curb.

..."We of course, are opposing this insane bill of costs and taking it to the judge, but with the state of justice in this country and our experiences thus far we know, if we aren’t prepared to pay what is eventually ordered when all our appeals are exhausted, we could even loose our homes for daring to speak up, for daring to fight for those who are unable to fight for themselves....

"Our party’s unique argument is that safely using and possessing these rifles and shotguns, as we have for nearly a century is an intrinsic and integral part of Canadian history, heritage and culture and there is no reason to destroy that. This cultural right is explicitly protected under the Criminal Code. We demonstrated that Canada’s hunters, farmers, sport shooters, shops, ranges and others are facing discrimination, and are legally, socially, emotionally and financially suffering from the effects of this OIC—and that this OIC provides no benefit to Canada but certainly harms us. The consequences of it, being damage to Canada’s national preparedness, Canada’s economy, the destruction of Canada’s proud shooting and hunting heritage and the unique culture which brings our communities together; this culture benefits Canada and Canadians greatly and does no real harm to anyone. That is a statistics Canada fact.

Throughout this journey I have been humbled and in awe of my community, the support, the resilience, the fellowship and the courage I have witnessed. My party managed to raise over 30,000$ for our court costs, other parties were able to raise millions, which allowed us to continue in this fight for Canadian firearm rights, all thanks to the generosity of our community and culture. Without your support we couldn’t continue fighting and from the amount of support we have received it appears our community is behind us all the way.

I wasn’t alone in this fight; I was grouped with 5 brave parties who put everything they had into defending our rights and property against this abusive and dangerous prohibition and are now facing a similar financial punishment.

I urge you please to give generously to our party’s funding account (and any of the other 5 parties if you can Ms. Parker from (now bankrupt) KKS tactical, The CCFR/Wolverine/ Hipwell's group, Michael Doherty et al group and the Jennifer Eichenburg et al group)---so that we may keep defending Canada’s cultural firearm culture, heritage and rights and not be threatened and bullied into silence and compliance.."

We stood for our community, and now we need our community to rise (yet again) to defend us.

Christine Generoux, self rep.

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Conservative MP attacked online after praising police for arrest in alleged homophobic crime
  • IMHO the issue is that the the CPC is a "big tent" that was historically dominated by SoCons (which Harper kept in line pretty well), however over the past approx. 5-8 years the Libertarian contingent has grown quite a bit from grassroots.

    Now even many of these "Libertarians" generally abide by SoCon principles but they don't feel any need to push them on the general population; these people simply want to be left alone. This is causing some friction in the party as some SoCons are appealing to the "No True Scotsman" fallacy when discussing internal party/supporter politics.

  • Nato allies pressure Canada to step up spending at Washington summit
  • Agreed, that is a big pile of bullshit, though unsurprising given that the government doesn't want it's own population armed, that is dictator 101 right there.

    Something something, admiring basic dictatorships....

  • Reminder: The FRT isn't the law!
  • If there is a higher chance that an item is going to become illegal than another, stocking up on items that you might not be able to sell doesn't make sense.

    As an example, the Modern Sporter was FRT banned about 4 years ago and is still not actually illegal.

    Although I'm aware there's a greater uncertainty around semi-autos in general right now.

  • www.bbc.com Nato allies pressure Canada to step up spending at Washington summit

    Canada lags behind its commitment to spend 2% of its GDP on its military and allies have taken notice.

    Nato allies pressure Canada to step up spending at Washington summit
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    www.thestar.com ‘Shameful’: Justin Trudeau called out by Americans over failure to hit NATO spending target

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was still trying to figure out how to show when Canada can finally hit its decade-old NATO commitment on defence spending as the trans-Atlantic alliance

    ‘Shameful’: Justin Trudeau called out by Americans over failure to hit NATO spending target
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    Canada Guns @lemmy.ca pipsqueak1984 @lemmy.ca

    Reminder: The FRT isn't the law!

    I see that Reddit is bitching about RS-Q1 being prohibited via FRT listing rather than actual legislation. While it still sucks (since stores without balls won't sell them), everyone should keep the following in mind:

    1. There is no law that gives the FRT legal authority.

    2. The FRT document itself states that it is only an administrative document only right on the second page and that Criminal Code and related regulations are the prevailing authority; the RCMP website where you get it from states the same.

    3. The RCMP and creator of the FRT (former RCMP, now under contract) have testified under oath that the FRT isn't a legal document.

    So can we stop with the fearmongering and the "complying above and beyond the law" bullshit? All it does is make it harder for people who are actually following the law (ex. people still openly using and selling Modern Sporters).

    And, in my opinion, this is not something the Crown will actively pursue if push comes to shove because they lose the power of fearmongering if written case law states that the FRT is worthless.

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    Canada needs proportional representation federally
  • The Atlantic provinces and Quebec are probably the biggest reason we won't see PR actually take affect. They currently have massive over representation constitutionally guaranteed and I highly doubt they are gonna give that up without a massive fight.

    The closest we will ever get is a different way to count votes within the current riding system, which is still not PR at the end of the day.

    (And aside from the fact that PR doesn't solve the issue of more populace regions fucking over less populace ones without regard)

  • Labour wins majority in UK General Elections as Tories lose two-thirds of seats
  • Not a bad lisy actually, although I heavily disagree with the military and police budgets line... Authoritarian left regimes are known for very high police and military budgets even with heavily states controlled economies.

    Edit: police and military spending tends to relate more to the libertarian-authoritarian spectrum rather than the socioeconomic left-right spectrum

  • A lesbian couple was brutally beaten by group of men in Halifax. Police still haven't filed charges
  • The the majority of large, brutal facist and authoritarian regimes of the last hundred or two years were secular: Nazi Germany (paid Christianity lip service near the beginning but that fell off as some churches opposed and loyalty to the state became more important), the USSR, Mao's China, and other smaller non-USSR communist regimes that committed massive atrocities (such as the Khmer Rouge)

  • Trudeau should expect criticism at NATO summit over defence spending: analysis
  • We don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. We don't need more taxes. We could tax away the entirety of the wealth of our richest citizens and it'd only cover our federal+provincial deficits for 2-3 decades at most.

    Something structural with our spending needs to change.

  • Day 6 Behind the anger on the Reddit Canada site
  • name me a Canadian subreddit that ISN'T run by mods that staunchly control the narrative

    Not just limited to Canadian subreddits, it's all local subreddits and basically all that are over 10k people. Niche hobby subreddits are basically all that's left that's still ok for actually discussion.

    And quite honestly, Lemmy kinda sucks too mostly because the userbase isn't that large and politically leans significantly left of the average IRL (Reddit, other than some select (mostly American-based) subreddits also leans left of average, but not as far as Lemmy) so it's very much an echo chamber.

  • nationalpost.com More ArriveCan-like debacles likely as government violates nearly all IT procurement best practices: study

    The federal government’s IT procurement rules violate nearly every globally accepted best practice, according to a new research paper.

    More ArriveCan-like debacles likely as government violates nearly all IT procurement best practices: study
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    Ottawa’s Response to the Trucker Protest Was Doomed from the Start | The Walrus
  • Sorry your cousin is a fucking moron, but I think it's fucking absurd to curtial the freedoms of everyone because of the lowest common denominator of people.

    Perhaps consider there's a lot of space between draconian government restrictions and acting like a complete buffoon.

  • Canada's first-past-the-post election system feeds hostility, says one expert
  • Last time I checked almost the entirety of that was better than the current Liberals. Lower housing prices, lower cost of living, lower immigration, lower homelessness, lower drug deaths, less crime, higher per capita GDP

  • Is 13 too young to work? A Saskatchewan proposal has reignited debate around kids and labour
  • Between all the progressive ideals that have been forced down our throats over the past few decades and it becoming socially unacceptable to do things like smoke and drink at work, I'd say we work in some of least toxic work cultures to date.

  • Canada Guns @lemmy.ca pipsqueak1984 @lemmy.ca

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    Canadian firearms and guns news. Canadian gun owners community. Canadian new and used firearms market place and classifieds.

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    nationalpost.com Ontario Liberal leader distances herself from Trudeau: 'I think the bigger friend is Doug Ford'

    Crombie, a former Liberal MP, emphasized the relationship between Doug Ford and minimized the perceived closeness of her and Trudeau

    Ontario Liberal leader distances herself from Trudeau: 'I think the bigger friend is Doug Ford'
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    www.theglobeandmail.com Ottawa keeps spending on influencers. Liberals say it’s about stemming disinformation

    Since 2021, federal government departments and agencies have spent at least $1.7-million on influencers, and influencer marketing campaigns and strategies

    Ottawa keeps spending on influencers. Liberals say it’s about stemming disinformation
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    nationalpost.com How some federal employees are pretending to work using 'mouse jigglers'

    While they do have some legitimate uses, "mouse jigglers" have gained notoriety for being misused.

    How some federal employees are pretending to work using 'mouse jigglers'
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    Canada Guns @lemmy.ca pipsqueak1984 @lemmy.ca
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    nationalpost.com 'Yemen, Yemen, make us proud': Anti-Israel protesters in Toronto pledge support to Houthi militants

    Anti-Israel demonstrators marched in downtown on Saturday pledging their support for the Yemen-based militant Houthi group that has targeted international shipping lines.

    'Yemen, Yemen, make us proud': Anti-Israel protesters in Toronto pledge support to Houthi militants
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    nationalpost.com Trudeau's security adviser plays down concealing documents from foreign interference inquiry

    Nathalie Drouin said that Justice Marie-Josée Hogue already has access to the “most relevant” cabinet confidences on foreign interference.

    Trudeau's security adviser plays down concealing documents from foreign interference inquiry
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    www.ctvnews.ca Singh 'more alarmed' after reading report, but won't break from Liberal-NDP agreement

    Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he is 'even more alarmed than before' after reading the un-redacted report alleging there are MPs and senators who are participating to some degree in foreign interference efforts.

    Singh 'more alarmed' after reading report, but won't break from Liberal-NDP agreement

    And this is exactly why the security clearances don't matter. May says it's basically a nothingburger involving former politicians while Singh is suggesting in involves current policitians and acts as if he's quite upset, but apparently is not upset enough to actually hold the government accountable.

    Meanwhile Trudeau doesn't even believe the damn report and Joly says Liberal MPs aren't involved.

    The only thing Poilievre having the clearance and reading thr report will be a 5th opinion on what has occurred; this is functionally useless to us as voters because we still won't know who's full of shit and who's not.

    We, the people, need the names for ourselves!

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    nationalpost.com Liberals haven't prioritized productivity during nearly nine years in power: David Dodge

    Investments in energy and resource infrastructure, as well as in research and development and innovation, require a consistent policy framework, new report says

    Liberals haven't prioritized productivity during nearly nine years in power: David Dodge
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    Canada Guns @lemmy.ca pipsqueak1984 @lemmy.ca
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    The Trudeau Liberals have promised to tackle gun crime, the stats show it hasn't happened.

    LILLEY: Trudeau Liberals brag of record on gun crime as shootings rise
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