I was going to print some plastic knuckles on my 3d printer for fun but after looking for some designs, I stumbled onto the government website that brass knuckles or any similar device is a prohibited weapon. It is kind of scary to think If I get a virus on my computer and it prints an illegal object, I would be subject to prosecution under the criminal code. I don't think I will attempt printing a handgun.
The War Measures Act was repealed in 1988. What extra powers are you referring to? I am not aware of any pending laws that undermine our constitution.
It was my understanding that US law already supersedes all international law and laws created by sovereign nations. Why would they need to overrule it if they do not acknowledge the validity of Canadian courts in the first place?
I think the government is waking up. I also think most Canadians are starting to realize that America is not the wonderful friend nor a force for democracy and liberty like they were in the olden days. Whether you supported the Keystone project or not, the American cancellation of it was pure politics and a signal to Canada that Canadians should not trust America. Perhaps the rejection of Keystone was a good thing in that it has forced the Canadian government to acknowledge the USA is not a reliable trading partner and Canada should look for new friends. http://business.financialpost.com/2012/01/25/harper-builds-oil-link-with-china-after-obama-keystone-slap
Is America still using their constitution?
In Alberta, Shaw caps the 250Mbps service at 1 TB on their 100.00 plan. For $20 more, they give unlimited data. I am subscribed to their 100Mbps plan but I already find a lot of sites don't seem that fast. I am not sure I would see much real increase by going to the faster plan.
I like how Canada handles political donations. It is illegal for Corporations, Trade Unions and unincorporated associations to make political contributions. Individuals are limited to $1100 a year and anything over $20 cash has to be receipted. The government must do its own fundraising over a diverse population and cannot be bought by corporations or rich individuals. I don't think this system could ever be implemented in the USA though. The politicians already make too much money from the corporations to ever willingly give it up.
I have never had an issue crossing into Canada at a land border crossing. Going into the USA is another matter - always unpleasant.
I searched the sites you gave and I could not find the content you mentioned. Perhaps they have retracted those comments?
I do not understand those who are upset when they get a say on how they are governed. I would GLADLY go to the polls every month to vote if I could. That would make governments truly accountable. If you don't want to vote, then don't - no one is forcing you to vote. Just because you may be happy having your life controlled by others doesn't mean the rest of us want to waive our right to choose our rulers. If people really think that taking 10 minutes off their life to cast a vote 4 times in 5 years is too demanding, then God help us all.