Thursday, March 19, 2015

History of the jury trial

It's reassuring that the Toronto jury in the trial of the alleged terrorists who are accused of planning to blow up CN tracks and trains is taking a long time to deliberate.

One suspects the Harper government would happily put the accused up against the wall and shoot them if it goosed the polls a little. But twelve random Canadian citizens seem to wonder if the whole thing was mostly concocted by the FBI guy who was central in the plot, whether some participants had a serious intent beyond getting some of the FBI's money, and how much reasonable doubt there is here.

The jury is into its eighth day on these issues. How much time did Parliament put in on Bill C-51?
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