Moose Jaw Times Herald - - LETTERS -

health-care sys­tem which pro­motes it.

When ref­er­ence is made to cruel and un­usual treat­ment pur­suant to Sec­tion 12 of the Char­ter, the ac­tions of Purdy had noth­ing to do with cruel and un­usual treat­ment or mis­con­duct. This is based on the fact that only govern­ments can com­mit and pro­mote cruel and un­usual treat­ment. Nurses are forced to work in hos­tile work­ing en­vi­ron­ments in com­pli­ance with an em­ployer’s poli­cies, not only within the public sec­tor, but within the pri­vate sec­tor.

Purdy’s ac­tions were the di­rect re­sult of the poli­cies of the Five Hills Health Re­gion (FHHR). It be­comes eas­ier to cru­cify Purdy than to ques­tion the ac­tions and poli­cies of FHHR con­cern­ing pa­tient care, treat­ment and safety. The As­so­ci­a­tion of Lin­censed Prac­ti­cal Nurses do not rep­re­sent the nurses, but rep­re­sent the FHHR, ev­i­denced by the fact Purdy was fined $5,000 but noth­ing was awarded to P.R.

Speak­ing of cruel and un­usual treat­ment, while the Supreme Court of Canada af­firmed the Govern­ment of Canada vi­o­lated Omar Khadr’s rights through tor­ture and other forms of cruel and un­usual treat­ment, only an ap­pli­ca­tion to the ICC will de­ter­mine if the govern­ment of Canada vi­o­lated in­ter­na­tional law.

It seems govern­ments claim to ad­here to the rule of law, only when the rule of law serves po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ests over the public in­ter­est, good and wel­fare, where there are no statutes of lim­i­ta­tions.

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