"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Multiple choice

On this blog , we speak of many things not being discussed anywhere else

I went back into the Toronto Star story about  Manitoba Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglass to take a closer look at the woman who took early retirement after being scrutinised over nude photos of herself were posted on line.

The matter was taken to the Supreme Court of Canada at a cost $4.5 million before she made her decision to take early retirement

The story focus was on  how judges are able to drag complaints about themselves  out at great public expense while being fully paid and  then able to bring the matter to a halt at a time of their choosing.

No answers were  provided .  But other questions arise.

How did nude photos  of the Associate Chief Justice come to exist  and be posted on line?

Were they taken earlier in life? In a more reckless period?

How does a person of  little judgement get to be appointed Associate Chief Justice?

Would ability to exercise judgement be criteria?

What is the  authority of an Associate Chief Justice?

Do they make findings of guilt and send people to jail ?

How many have been sent to jail by a person whose nude photos  wound up  being posted on line ?

We speak of some things more than others.

I think because some things are easier to talk about than others.

If 150 people pay $35 admission to hear Dan Hill sing and  revenue of $5,250 pays his fee and all  other overheads  to come out and  sing in a classroom in Church Street School that's one thing.

I really  have little interest in the matter otherwise.

But if it doesn't and the town is subsidizing the performance ....that's a different story.


Anonymous said...

I do not think the judge had anything to do with the photos being on the internet. Her husband put them up and she got all the flak for years.

Anonymous said...

That ticket price appears to be the top. I doubt if any overheads are included. Maintenance is on the town's bill.