I gave it some though ... Im just guessing here, but I doubt Columbia's regularity standards and environmental standards are in the ballpark as are's...this is a country that just ended a 50 year civil war, and has been host to some of the world largest drug cartel's...the government probably had much more important things to worry about...
Then why are you arguing...personally i I would rather deal with a spill as opposed to an explosion that can happen from rail cars and semi’s...plus I trust the engineers far more than I’ll ever trust an overworked, underpaid semi drive or train engineer...
Sounds like a good idea. I'm sure more could be done, and sentencing issues remain obviously, but still, a step in the right direction I think. Liberals propose major criminal justice changes to unclog Canada's courtsBill ends most preliminary inquiries, updates bail system and changes jury selection processhttp://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-crime-justice-reform-1.4598480?cid=
The bill will restrict preliminary inquiries to those accused of an offence punishable by life imprisonment, which is expected to reduce the number of preliminary inquiries by 87 per cent. There are now more than 9,000 a year.
But many criminal defence lawyers are opposed to the idea, saying it could have the opposite effect, since the preliminary inquiry process can weed out some cases that don't have enough evidence to go to trial.
I agree 100% with this. the whole point of the prelim inquiry is to stop unwinnable cases from going to trial. now a much higher portion will go to trial, unless you have a fortune-telling DA that will somehow be able to predict which cases would get thrown out and which ones won't. My guess is many DA's will just roll the dice on a trial in hopes of scoring a conviction. or many people will get off scott-free when they shouldn't have because you have a gun shy DA who is being pressured not to waste taxpayer money on anything that isn't a slam dunk. at the very least they should have included serious crimes against the person; assault, sexual assault, rape, etc.
"In particular, they cited 'condition creep,' where excessive conditions are placed on an accused person in the name of public safety," the report reads. "Participants said that many of these conditions do not contribute to public safety and can set people up to fail, resulting in longer criminal records."
The report cited the example of alcoholics ordered by courts to stop drinking who don't subsequently get the community support they need to stay away from alcohol.
the court system isn't designed to be a counselor. The court system is designed to tell you what you need to do to get help. It's not there to hold your hand while you do it. I get it. My sister's husband died from alcoholism. But come on. So a booze hound doesn't show up to court. No consequence. Ok. Four days later he gets behind the wheel and kills a family of 4. Now what?
On a related note, one of the things that I think is most wrong with the American justice system is the fact that many roles are elected positions instead of appointed due to actual competence.
The US Customs are federal ... they enforce federals laws of the US ... I do not think they much care what we in Canada think, the US custom officer has the right to ban people, once they ban you, its very hard to get the ban over-turned, I would lie through the teeth ... but once again, the vehicle I use when travelling to the US has never had weed in it, the luggage I use have never had weed in it either ... call me paranoid, I prefer cautious and smart to avoid hassles, and I only once in over 30 years crossing into the states was ever pulled into secondary inspection, and it was random...and the dogs go all through your car, including engine and trunk compartment...
The entire legalization process was poorly put into place, they have way of accurately making sure we do not have stoned drivers and the trudeau liberals never engaged the Americans on this issue...
Its the only campaign promise he thinks he can live up to ... what a pathetic government. My major accomplishment, legalizing weed ... lol
Every one out to fully defend Trudeau, good to see...I would never thank Trudeau for legalizing it ... I don't need the governments permission, I smoked before it was legal and never been hassled...The better question is why do we need the governments permission ... east answer, we don't...Trudeau is useless....I see he's on another vacation...I'm sure the foreign dignitaries will enjoy his socks...