Canadian government wanted passport desecration video banned

Posted on June 19th, 2012 3 great comments. Room for one more!

In Google’s latest transparency report there was a minor note about how Passport Canada had requested to ban a YouTube video featuring a passport being pissed on and flushed down the toilet. I’ve tried looking for the video but can’t seem to find it, suggesting that maybe the government had used other means to have the offending material removed.

I can only imagine that the government would’ve use the “passports are government property” excuse as a basis for this, yet considering the fact that a passport is required to both leave and re-enter Canada, to claim that they can control a person’s actions using a passport as a threat (if they can have a video banned, why stop there?), this would go directly against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Mobility Rights clause as well as the Fundamental Freedoms portion. And since this is the highest law in the land, this is a pretty clear-cut example of the government breaking the fundamental laws governing the country, or at least coming very very close. Will anyone be held to account for this? How about a mild reprimand? Maybe a stern nod?

Originally posted at: http://patrickbay.ca/blog/?p=4081

 

3 Comments on “ Canadian government wanted passport desecration video banned ”

  • Daniel J. Christie
    June 20th, 2012 8:09 am

    Speaking of passports, I signed the on-line petition to keep Omar Khadr out of Canada. So did 3,000 other people. Thing is, I didn’t sign it as a people -I signed it as “Lassie” and my comment was “Woof! Woof!”

    The point being on-line petitions aren’t worth the paper they’re not printed on. Unfortunately….neither is your passport as long as Creepy Ol’ Stevie is in charge.


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  • Maître M
    June 22nd, 2012 8:49 am

    Pas difficile à trouver. Recherche : Suite à la décision d’Harper, il urine sur le passeport Canadien

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWmYRP19GfM


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  • Patrick
    June 27th, 2012 2:21 pm

    I never thought to search in French! Thanks, Maître M :)


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