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Friday, March 2, 2012

Welcome to Police State Ontario

The litany of police abuse of power in this country continues. Recent news about a Kitchener father Jessie Sansone arrest at his child’s school because his 4-year-old daughter drew a picture of a gun in class didn’t surprise me at all. Dan Karat in a letter to the National Post put it best: “Now even the non-gun-owning public can experience the police state response to gun control”. I find that the general attitude of our governments and police towards the citizens is very well reflected in the way drivers are treated in this Province and country. Waterloo Region school officials who called authorities after a four-year-old girl drew a picture of her dad holding a gun shouldn’t be condemned for their actions, Premier Dalton McGuinty said. Just take a look at this section of our Ontario Highway Traffic Act. It’s Premier Daddy McGuinty and his big government cronies who are responsible for this:

Ontario Highway Traffic Act Section 48
Administrative licence suspension for blood alcohol concentration above .05 Determining whether to make a demand
(1) A police officer, readily identifiable as such, may require the driver of a motor vehicle to stop for the purpose of determining whether or not there is evidence to justify making a demand under section 254 of the Criminal Code (Canada).
No appeal or hearing
(9) There is no appeal from, or right to be heard before, the suspension of a driver’s licence under this section.

Just imagine! A cop can pull you over for no other reason except to see if there is any evidence of a crime. That means a police officer in Ontario can pull anybody over at any time and there is no appeal process available. So much for all the warnings about a slippery slope over the years. So much for all the na├»ve people who still keep saying that if you’ve done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about. Just ask Mr. Sansone and Stacy Bonds, who was arrested and roughed up by Ottawa Police for simply asking a question. I think the reform of our police forces should start with their traffic departments. It would quickly benefit us all.

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