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.