Monday, May 23, 2005

Wait for Gomery, Wait for Ethics, Wait for Healthcare, Wait for Court, Wait for Liberty

This report includes this paragraph:
It has been a year since the Canadian Supreme Court heard the case, a rare delay that is raising eyebrows in legal circles. Scholars studying Chaoulli's challenge say that the court is either badly divided or waiting for the appropriate political moment to release a bombshell.
The Supreme Court is supposedly apolitical.

Chaoulli, a family physician, is arguing that the current public healthcare system violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Specifically, regulations that create long waiting times contradict the Charter's guarantee of life, liberty and the security of the person.