Canadian Law and Policy
Crown counsel says we can't do something because it might be expensive or dangerous to send rescue. Hmmm. Is the state really saying that it's ability to protect us is justification for 'reasonable' limitations on our rights? Aside from the blanket ban on paragliding in parks, which may or may not be reasonable, that line of argument can get really scary, really quick in remote areas of Canada. Can I be banned from driving in an area where rescue could be far away, or made to get special licensing? How about scuba diving in a remote location on BC's coast? How about living with a heart condition too far from a hospital necessitating a helicopter, which is expensive?
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