Are you an abusive husband who treats your wife very badly?
Does your wife also happen to be a disabled “old lady”?
Maybe you don’t like feeding her and every now and then you like to raise the back of your hand to her to keep her “disciplined”?
Maybe you neglected her to the point that she became sick and crippled?
Maybe you also want to keep her adult children or other relatives from seeing her?
After all, shouldn’t you be able to abuse your wife without their interference?
If this sounds like you, why not try out John Summers at Bell Baker in Ottawa?
He will seek to ignore Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure if you need to go to court and to otherwise manipulate the court system so you can continue to neglect or abuse your wife in peace and quiet. Isn’t that your right as a man?
His staff will berate you with phone calls demanding that you ignore court rules.
He will if necessary, with a smile. also apparently conjure up affidavits with questionable claims with no verifiable evidence backed by lies made to the Police.
What a fabulous ambassador to the law profession in Ottawa this guy is?
You don’t have any actual evidence to defend yourself? No worries.
When you’re an expert at manipulating the court system and jerking around judges who are there to protect the integrity of the courts, there’s no need to have evidence is there?
When you don’t have evidence, did you know that you can just make up a variety of colourful lies? Just tell the local police lies that any pesky relative who seeks to defend your wife is a terrorist, or just make up the he or she is “mentally ill”.
If you decide to fabricate the story that a relative who witnessed your wife getting beat up or slapped suffers from “mentally illness” I hear that John Summers over at Bell Baker will defend your public mischief to the police.
If you are willing to pay, there’s no need to be truthful now, is there?
It just goes to show how much certain members of the law profession may be willing to sell out the integrity of the profession to the highest bidders.
According to some lawyers apparently, “the truth” is overrated. Why establish the truthfulness of your client, when you help spin a good lie, if you’re client is willing to pay? If lives suffer, as a result, who cares?
Poor and disenfranchised women including the elderly are being oppressed because certain members of the law profession are apparently willing to prostitute themselves to the oppressive behaviours of men who are able to use their physical dominance to oppress and terrorize their spouses.
Unfortunately elderly women, unlike younger women, lack any specific organization in Ottawa specifically and Canada in general to defend their legal rights from abusers.
Elderly women who have had their money controlled by their more able-bodied men are the most oppressed and non-represented group in Canada.
Just look at the above video involving Mr Summers’ client.
Son goes to the door to see his Mom with the support of the police.
Able-bodied husband comes to the door, and prevents both police and the son from seeing a sick, and elderly woman who can no longer talk because Mr. Summers’ client denied this woman getting speech therapy that was recommended by a doctor at the Bruyere Hospital in downtown Ottawa.
What kind of human being could defend the thwarting of police seeking to enable a Court order of a son by a human being lacking in human decency, ethics, empathy and morality? But such is apparently the state of our society where exploitation is justified, and the pain and suffering of the innocent continue.
And what is the state of the local Ottawa media that abusive able bodied men can just barricade themselves into their domicile for over a year without regard to the civil rights of disabled and elderly women, and free from media scrutiny?
The local Ottawa media will more likely cover human rights abroad in some Muslim country far away than the abuses that take place in their own backyard as media organizations like the CBC and CTV chase their local “feel good” stories.
As for lawyers, who cares about the elderly? After all, you’re not expected to have empathy or be concerned about the advancement of “justice” if you can sell yourself to the highest bidder… right?
For the abusive men who often control the financial resources of their spouses into old age, there are apparently lawyers who are willing to be parasitize the sadistic and delinquent behaviours of miscreants and criminals in order to line their pockets.
Such lawyers are not shy in living off “Blood Money” that had been extracted at the expense of the lives of others including the most sick and vulnerable of society. No lie is too heinous as long as it brings sought money into the firm.
It is apparent that some lawyer have apparently no shame. Let justice “go to Hell” as long as there’s Blood Money out there that is available for the taking.
Apparently, justice be damned!
How Canadian churches are helping their communities cope with the wildfires
As wildfires burn across Canada, churches are finding ways to support their members and the broader community directly impacted by the crisis.
According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, as of June 13, there are 462 active fires across Canada – and 236 of them classified as out of control fires.
Whether it’s through phone calls or donations to community members, here’s how a few churches across Canada are handling active wildfires and the aftermath in their regions.
Westwood Hills, N.S.: St. Nicholas Anglican Church
In Nova Scotia, St. Nicholas Anglican Church and other churches in the area are collecting money for grocery cards to give to families impacted by the Tantallon wildfire.
The fire is now considered contained, but Tanya Moxley, the treasurer at St. Nicholas is organizing efforts to get grocery gift cards into the hands of impacted families.
As of June 12, four churches in the area – St. Nicholas, Parish of French Village, St Margaret of Scotland and St John the Evangelist – raised nearly $3,500. The money will be split for families’ groceries between five schools in the area impacted by the wildfire.
Moxley said she felt driven to raise this money after she heard the principal of her child’s school was using his own money to buy groceries for impacted families in their area.
“[For] most of those people who were evacuated, the power was off in their subdivision for three, four or five days,” she said. “Even though they went home and their house was still standing, the power was off and they lost all their groceries.”
Moxley said many people in the area are still “reeling” from the fires. She said the church has an important role to help community members during this time.
“We’re called to feed the hungry and clothe the naked and house the homeless and all that stuff, right? So this is it. This is like where the rubber hits the road.”
Is it ever OK to steal from a grocery store?
Mythologized in the legend of Robin Hood and lyricized in Les Misérables, it’s a debate as old as time: is it ever permissible to steal food? And if so, under what conditions? Now, amid Canada’s affordability crisis, the dilemma has extended beyond theatrical debate and into grocery stores.
Although the idea that theft is wrong is both a legally enshrined and socially accepted norm, the price of groceries can also feel criminally high to some — industry data shows that grocery stores can lose between $2,000 and $5,000 a week on average from theft. According to Statistics Canada, most grocery item price increases surged by double digits between 2021 and 2022. To no one’s surprise, grocery store theft is reportedly on the rise as a result. And if recent coverage of the issue rings true, some Canadians don’t feel bad about shoplifting. But should they?
Kieran Oberman, an associate professor of philosophy at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom, coined the term “re-distributive theft” in his 2012 paper “Is Theft Wrong?” In simplest terms, redistributive theft is based on the idea that people with too little could ethically take from those who have too much.
“Everybody, when they think about it, accepts that theft is sometimes permissible if you make the case extreme enough,” Oberman tells me over Zoom. “The question is, when exactly is it permissible?”
Almost no one, Oberman argues, believes the current distribution of wealth across the world is just. We have an inkling that theft is bad, but that inequality is too. As more and more Canadians feel the pinch of inflation, grocery store heirs accumulate riches — Loblaw chair and president Galen Weston, for instance, received a 55 percent boost in compensation in 2022, taking in around $8.4 million for the year. Should someone struggling with rising prices feel guilty when they, say, “forget” to scan a bundle of zucchini?
The homeless refugee crisis in Toronto illustrates Canada’s broken promises
Canadians live in a time of threadbare morality. Nowhere is this more obvious than in Toronto’s entertainment district, where partygoers delight in spending disposable income while skirting refugees sleeping on sidewalks. The growing pile of luggage at the downtown corner of Peter and Richmond streets resembles the lost baggage section at Pearson airport but is the broken-hearted terminus at the centre of a cruel city.
At the crux of a refugee funding war between the municipal and federal governments are those who have fled persecution for the promise of Canada’s protection. Until June 1, asylum seekers used to arrive at the airport and be sent to Toronto’s Streets to Homes Referral Assessment Centre at 129 Peter St. in search of shelter beds. Now, Toronto’s overcrowded shelter system is closed to these newcomers, so they sleep on the street.
New mayor Olivia Chow pushed the federal government Wednesday for at least $160 million to cope with the surge of refugees in the shelter system. She rightly highlights that refugees are a federal responsibility. In response, the department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada points to hundreds of millions in dollars already allocated to cities across Canada through the Interim Housing Assistance Program, while Ontario says it has given nearly $100 million to organizations that support refugees. But these efforts are simply not enough to deliver on Canada’s benevolent promise to the world’s most vulnerable.
The lack of federal generosity and finger-pointing by the city has orchestrated a moral crisis. It’s reminiscent of the crisis south of the border, where Texas governor Greg Abbott keeps bussing migrants to cities located in northern Democratic states. Without the necessary resources, information, and sometimes the language skills needed to navigate the bureaucratic mazes, those who fled turbulent homelands for Canada have become political pawns.
But Torontonians haven’t always been this callous.
In Ireland Park, at Lake Ontario’s edge, five statues of gaunt and grateful refugees gaze at their new home: Toronto circa 1847. These statues honour a time when Toronto, with a population of only 20,000 people, welcomed 38,500 famine-stricken migrants from Ireland. It paralleled the “Come From Away” event of 9/11 in Gander, N.L., where the population doubled overnight, and the people discovered there was indeed more than enough for all. It was a time when the city lived up to its moniker as “Toronto, The Good.”
Now, as a wealthy city of three million people, the city’s residents are tasked with supporting far fewer newcomers. Can we not recognize the absurdity in claiming scarcity?
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