In the 800th Anniversary Year of Magna Carta you will be presumed GUILTY…period!
Presumption of innocence has been a principle in Canadian law since the country was founded in both the Common Law, and the 1982 Charter. In Ontario that is no longer true. Where certain provincial laws are broken, you will be presumed guilty, with no recourse. The relevant sections of the 1982 Charter are Section 7 and 11(d) which state:
7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.
11. Any person charged with an offence has the right
(d) to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal;
The new Ontario law could deprive citizens of fundamental justice and the presumption of innocence for most offences that do not result in jail time.
One of the most important functions of government, the administration of justice, is being sacrificed for the sake of expediency and cost.
What can you do? Visit this website and sign the online petition: http://www.moepa.ca