Sunday, April 12, 2009

Let me see if I'm following.

According to the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, international obligations trump the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, so we don't have to bring a citizen home. So, by that argument, all Canadians have all the rights guaranteed under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Including, say, Article 13.2: "Everyone has the right to leave any country, including their own, and return to their country". Correct? International obligations trump domestic ones? Isn't that the position?

(Of course it isn't; this is yet another bit of selectively rationalizing nonsense from the Conservatives. But it is so transparently selective that I'm unsure as to why they bothered.)

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