No surprise that just weeks after laying off the public workers who provide court security (sheriffs) the negative impact is being felt – and reported. This service is a good example of the thousands of things we count on our tax dollars paying for and too often take for granted.
Unlike big ticket items like healthcare and education we don’t all use this service at some point in our lives - in fact we hope we never need it. But a well-funtioning legal system is central to a civilized society.
Whether you or a loved one are victims of a crime – or you find yourself on the wrong end of the law – you expect a fair and timely process of justice. In fact, the Supreme Court of Canada has found that undue delays are a violation of our fundamental rights.
Governments that cut back these essential services and people who oppose fair and adequate taxes to pay for them are not just putting forward a different viewpoint. They are violating your rights.