Supreme Court won't hear Saskatchewan woman's appeal over census refusal - Macleans.ca
 

Supreme Court won’t hear Saskatchewan woman’s appeal over census refusal


 

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of a Saskatoon woman who refused to fill out the 2006 long-form census.

Sandra Finley was found guilty in 2011 of contravening the Statistics Act after she refused to fill out the questionnaire.

The provincial court gave her an absolute discharge, meaning she did not face any fine or jail time.

She argues that the act violates her right to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure.

Her main objection to the census focuses on a software contract Statistics Canada awarded to Lockheed Martin, which is also a major military contractor.

As usual, the court gave no reasons for its decision not to hear the case.


 

Supreme Court won’t hear Saskatchewan woman’s appeal over census refusal

  1. Doubtless because hers is a frivolous cause without merit.

    Can you imagine failing to stop for red lights using the excuse that the LEDs in them were sourced from China?

  2. At least the provincial court in Saskatchewan was smarter than the dumbass judge in Ontario this week. Makes me wonder how the idiot here, given a previous decision by a court and that the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal, decided to go the other way and find the woman in Ontario having the same issue not guilty. So I guess we can run red lights if the LEDs are sourced from China and we don’t like that.