Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Gee, colour me so very unimpressed.

I am continually struck by the innate differences between Canadians and Americans.

American Martha Stewart committed neither theft nor fraud but was punished by a five month jail term, 5 months of house arrest, 2 years probation and a fine of US$30,000 for obstructing justice and lying to security commission investigators.

Meanwhile, one of Canada’s own Adscam bagman, Paul Coffin, pled guilty to 15 counts of fraud and received a conditional sentence of two years less a day (which is to be served in the community), and has agreed to give public lectures on Ethics in Business, as while as returning $1 million to the federal government from the $5 million he made in federal advertising fees for his company.

Liberal crime pays in Canada.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've often heard of the expression "bringing the Justice system into disrepute", used when for example, trials are delayed too long. Another term is "Justice must be seen to have been done".

Aren't these kinds of sentences enough to cause
ordinary Canadians to put the whole Justice system into disrepute?

Any idea where this Judge came from? Yet another of the Quebec Federal Liberal party go-to boys?

Kateland, aka TZH said...

Aren't these kinds of sentences enough to cause ordinary Canadians to put the whole Justice system into disrepute?

It would be logical to assume that, and most of the people I have run across today are truly disgusted by the sentence....and yet, when it comes right down to it, it seems like most Canadians just can't stomach putting anyone in jail for any significant period of time. It's like most of the nation has accepted that everyone's a victim and deserves compassion, understanding and a group hug. Say your sorry, and you'll try not to do it again, and collectively we go, that's okay. We understand. As a nation the country has taken on the persona of an abused woman which would explain why the liberals are still in power.