We believe in the rule of law, and that every decision made by our elected representatives needs to start and end with ultimate compliance to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
We are asking every elected representative to take a principled stance for the people of their communities by supporting the referral of all COVID-19 measures and workplace policies to their Court of Appeal by way of a court Reference procedure to determine if they are contrary to the law and, in particular, our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Prime Minister of Canada can also use a Reference procedure to seek a determination as to the constitutional validity of similar federal COVID-19 measures directly to the Supreme Court of Canada.
We are your neighbours, we are members of your community, and we are lawyers.
We are asking our fellow lawyers and all Canadians to stand with us by signing your name in support below.
The Honourable Mr. Brian Peckford (former Premier of Newfoundland and only remaining author of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms has made a recommendation to all Provincial Premiers that they refer all COVID-19 measures to their Courts of Appeal by way of a Reference. He also recommends that the Prime Minister do the same at the federal level so there can be a judicial determination as to the constitutionality of these measures by the Supreme Court of Canada. We fully support The Peckford Recommendation.
I agree and give my support.