Thursday, March 26, 2009

Er, What?

I don't even know where to begin to cut the irony on this one. [Globe & Mail, Supreme Court won't hear paralyzed MP's case]:
A paralyzed Tory MP has lost a bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear his case against Manitoba's public insurer.

The court refused today to hear Steven Fletcher's appeal against a decision by the Manitoba Public Insurance Corp., which denied him more money for full-time care.

Is it really the case of a Tory MP looking for an activist judge to intervene in an area of provincial jurisdiction when the private sector would be more than happy to help him out -- or, was it publicized to show that, as implied ...
Lawyer Sidney Green said bureaucrats were punishing Mr. Fletcher because of his Conservative politics.
... the Supreme Court and the bureaucracy is stuffed with Liberals.

I hate being cynical; I'm trying to take some mental health days away from blogging.

1 comment:

Mark Francis said...

Maybe the lawyer's arguments didn't impress the court? he doesn't like a bright bulb with stupid comments like that.