Western premiers unite to combat violence

B.C, Alberta and Saskatchewan leaders form joint cabinet to assert West's clout to Ottawa



From Friday's Globe and Mail

March 13, 2009 at 3:00 AM EDT

An RCMP officer passes a bullet-riddled vehicle that was involved in a targeted gang shooting on February 16 in Surrey, B.C. (Darryl Dyck/THE CANADIAN PRESS)



VICTORIA — A new political bloc representing Canada's three westernmost provinces will meet today to press Ottawa for help to combat escalating gang violence.

Saskatchewan will be the newest partner at a joint cabinet meeting in Vancouver at which the common front on crime will be one half of an agenda that also aims to reposition the West in Canada's new economic reality.

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell said the West, with its energy wealth and Pacific Gateway strategy, is well positioned to help Canada recover from the recession.

But the rest of Canada must learn to heed the West, he said in an interview.

“There is a powerful western economy. Frankly, the entire country will be depending on it as we move into the next decade,” Mr. Campbell said.

“There's no question there is major restructuring that has to take place in Ontario, in Quebec. What we are saying is, we're glad that we're able to contribute to Canada. Canada should be listening to us so we can maximize the contributions we make.”

Each of the three provinces has separately pressed for changes to the Criminal Code that have yet to generate a response from the federal government. They hope, Ottawa will listen to their one voice.

Gang violence in Metro Vancouver has escalated in recent weeks with a series of homicides, and Alberta and Saskatchewan are also grappling with increased gang activity.

“On the issue of gangs and gun violence, the real opportunity here is to get agreement by three premiers, that we unite and push on those three Criminal Code amendments our government is seeking,” B.C. Solicitor-General John van Dongen said in an interview.

Going into today's meeting, the three governments have informally agreed to unite behind demands for a package of amendments.

The first calls for the elimination of the “two-for-one” provision under which time spent in pretrial custody is doubled and applied against an offender's sentence.

Another seeks to update wiretap provisions, some dating back 35 years, that don't allow police to keep on top of emerging technology.

The provinces are also expected to agree on a call to reduce paperwork that can delay trials. They want defence lawyers to have to justify the disclosure of material as relevant to the case at hand.

Noting that British Columbia has been asking for these changes for years. Mr. van Dongen said he is hopeful today's meeting will prompt action in Ottawa. “When you get a number of premiers together, the federal government really tends to pay attention to that,” he said.

Saskatchewan Attorney-General Don Morgan said he hopes the three provinces can develop a common database on gangs. “What we worry about is the escalating violence and the increasing amount of drug activity,” he said in an interview. “And as those gangs grow, we are more worried about intra-provincial threats.”

Tom Olsen, a spokesman for Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, said gang activity is climbing in Alberta as well. In addition to the law-and-order agenda, Mr. Stelmach will continue to press to take down trade barriers between the provinces and to speed up infrastructure spending. Alberta and B.C. have held joint cabinet meetings since 2003, producing a Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) that is attracting interest across Canada.

The premiers will also discuss an “open skies” scheme to allow regional airports more access to international flights, and a voluntary pension plan targeting small business. As well, the cabinets will discuss co-ordinating investment in carbon-capture technology.

Mr. Campbell stressed this new alignment is not based on the kind of “let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark” sentiment that once cropped up on Alberta bumper stickers.

“We want to help strengthen Canada. All we are saying is, please allow us to do that,” he said. “This is the new world we have to understand in Canada. With 32.5 million people, we don't show up on most of the international radar. So if we can't unite around what our strengths are as we move into this new global economy … we are going to fall behind.”





Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa - Home of corrupt judges, Canada) wrote: Cure the cause, Fatherless children, not the effect, escalating delinquency. Our political leaders need to put away their pink feminist lenses and view the problem from a objective logical or scientific approach. If you have a fire, you don't buy smoke filters, you put out the fire. The economic and social fire in Canada is a corrupt family court judiciary who don't hesitate to terminate children's relationships with their father and place them with mentally ill women with personality disorders.

These same judges, like the dishonourable Ottawa Superior Court Judges, Allan Sheffield, Denis Power who routinely, exercise 'court rage' to destroy men, all based on 'preformed gender conclusions' that mean the men's pleadings are not even read, these insults to genders, commit some of the worst child abuse in Canada, they deprive children of their loving fathers. They also engage in 'obstruction of justice', they turn a blind eye to fabrication of evidence, perjury to the point that they openly encourage it.

That's right, you have judicial vermin destroying the rule of law and engaging in child abuse while collecting $250,000 a year as Superior Court Judges with total immunity from any prosecution or accountability even from their supervisory judges who encourage their politically correct war on men.

This social, economic and legal scandal is Canada's largest problem that threatens Canada's Rule of Law, and most importantly, the right of Canadian Children to have a mother and a father, the right of Canadian Children to have an equal relationship with both parents after separation.
Now, our government fails to even recognize that parents, generally fathers who see their children every second weekend have costs that can exceed that of the primary parent.
Child support guidelines are designed not for the best interests of children or their relationships with their parents but for feminist goals. www.OttawaMensCentre.com



Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa, Canada) wrote: Our premiers need to deal with issues in order of importance. You can't deal with crime until you deal with the Corrupt Judges who destroy society, they destroy the rule of law, they create social mayhem, they leave a trail of destroyed lives that threatens Canada's future more than any terrorist organization.

Corrupt judges are "black robed terrorists" who operate by terrorizing their victims and engaging in the worst torture you can do to a human being, deprive a parent of a right to have even a relationship with a child, simply because a Judge like the Dishonourable Allan Sheffield and Denis Power make decisions to terminate a child's relationship with their father justified in their pathologically disordered minds that anything a feminist lawyer says must be true and anything a man or father says is false, without any regard to the evidence or even reading the pleadings.

Canada first needs a legal presumption of equal parenting after separation and a real police for the judiciary not to mention a psychological screening and evaluation process to minimize the risk to society of having
the wrong sort of people getting to have absolute power that is then flagrantly abused.




Take Allan Sheffield, he makes "summary judgment" orders , that is not even a trial, to terminate a child's right to a relationship with her father even when 4 other judges ordered a trial.

The mother's pleadings are filed in court with "little yellow stickies" "Attention Justice Sheffield", thats right, somehow a feminist lawyer had a direct line to Chambers and got Allan Sheffield to agree to hold a hearing with a series of other judges refused to do so.

Don't blame these judges with their personality disorders and corrupt decisions, blame the supervisory judges who encourage it, Blame the Attorney General of Ontario and the entire legal profession who know they are corrupt and are too gutless to do anything about it, instead, they would rather shoot the messenger.

A civil society requires the Rule of Law, our courts require respect, but at the same time, its judicial vermin who bring the administration of justice into "Ill-repute".

You can thank our politicians for failing to ensure we have police for our judiciary and for failing to carry out "psychological screening" to ensure that we don't end up with the wrong people as judges.

www.OttawaMensCentre.com (see Peter Roscoe's blog)



Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa, Canada wrote: Our premiers should spare a thought for the cause of this wave of violence, one thing stands out, most of these delinquents are fatherless children and the prime cause of fatherless children is parliament's failure to legislate a legal presumption of equal parenting.