In this clip from our upcoming Magna Carta documentary, we tell the story of one of John’s heroes, Sir Edward Coke, a great defender of liberty.
Another clip from our upcoming Magna Carta documentary.
This is one of our favourite moments from the trip to the US, when I got to throw (replica) tea into Boston Harbour. Because no taxation without representation. It will be part of our upcoming Magna Carta documentary.
Our friends at the Canadian Constitution Foundation are asking for help in the case of two Ontario farmers at odds with the Canada Food Inspection Agency. You can read their appeal here and Brigitte’s post about it here. And I’m asking you to consider chipping in to the Indiegogo defence fund for Montana Jones and Michael Schmidt.
I’m not familiar with the detailed facts of the case. But it certainly sounds as though they’re being ground down by the bureaucratic machine in a way that undermines the rule of law. Especially as Karen Selick of the CCF inform us that there’s some sort of publication ban on the whole business.
Magna Carta guarantees access for all to the justice system. But when enormous regulatory agencies with the financial resources of the state behind them go after the little guy, or gal, the latter just can’t fight back unless we rally round them. This case has already dragged on for nearly three years, an eternity for defendants but just more time on the clock for the system.
If you can spare even a few bucks, please read the CCF appeal and consider helping out.