Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Better to be silent and be thought a fool?

Will recent events help government lawyers defending the security certificate system, which allows the feds to label non-citizen non-permanent residents a security threat to Canada without disclosing evidence to those individuals' lawyers, in the Supreme Court of Canada?


Is it smart for the said individuals' lawyer to say so right before her hearing?

Not so much.

Would a sensible lawyer with a big SCC case on the hopper refer to the recent arrests for allegedly plotting to blow up downtown Toronto while seizing the Prime Minister and beheading him as "an attempt to create a public hysteria on the part of the government"?

Definitely not.

(Via Andrew Coyne).

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