Firearms Owners Association
Monday, 29 August 2011
Gary Meschishnick Q.C.
Re: Edward B. Hudson v. Her Majesty the Queen
Further to our previous discussions regarding the Saskatchewan
Party’s regrettable slowness in implementing Policy Resolution
JS10-1 to amend the current the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code
to enshrine the individual’s Right to own property (1),
I would like to invite you to Court to hear a specific example of where
our Rights to private property are being abused by our Government.
As amended by the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act, Criminal Code section 117.03 gives the police the authority to seize, confiscate, and destroy our personal property without arrest, charge, trial, or conviction. I find that intolerable in the extreme.
I will be contesting this usurpation of authority at the Court of Appeal next month, arguing that I have the Right to a trial by my peers before the Government can destroy my legally acquired and responsibly used personal property.
I will be ‘self-represented’, but as this will be my third appearance before the Court of Appeal on related Firearms Act issues, my argument will be a bit more concise than some of my previous appearances in court. Unfortunately my case is listed second for that date, so I cannot say that we will be starting promptly at 10 a.m. – more likely my case will not be heard until noon.
I have posted my “Legal Argument for a Right
to Trial” on-line:
I hope that this Court case will help you appreciate why we need a greatly strengthened Saskatchewan Bill of Rights.
I look forward to discussing the improvement 0f the protection of our personal property Rights with you. Perhaps we could meet before we all gear up for the fall election?
CC. Premier Brad Wall Justice Minister Don Morgan
1. The Saskatchewan Party, POLICY RESOLUTIONS
Updated March 2010