July 12, 2018

McKenna’s “green tyranny” yields ruling that puts frogs ahead of landowners

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The western chorus frog is listed as threatened by the Species at Risk Act (SARA) with 90% of the frog’s historical range in Southern Ontario and Southwestern Quebec lost to so-called environmental degradation.


And that's when the rights of a tiny endangered frog no one has ever heard of, collided with the endangered property rights of real life people.

Candiac House Group wanted to develop a stretch of land in a suburb of Montreal called La Prairie. The development was to be a 1200 unit housing project, but the land is considered crucial to the chorus frogs’ survival.

In an act of federal tyranny, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna intervened and used the SARA to issue a protection order covering 2km of the frog’s habitat at the urging of environmentalist groups.

No compensation would be paid to the legal owners of the land as the government took jurisdiction over private land, turned it into a protected area and didn't reimburse the owners.

Legal wrangling ensued, and in the end, a federal judge ruled the government should and does have the power to criminalize threats to animals and other species deemed to be at risk anywhere in the country, even if the provinces disagree.

This ruling means it’s now a criminal offence to develop land you own if McKenna says you can't.

We’re entering a new era of green authoritarianism when a frog can help the government steal your property and leave you penniless.

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commented 2018-07-16 22:13:49 -0400
JERRY RAKETTI RAKETTI commented 3 days ago
‘Tis time’ some Journalist did an expose’ on Y2Y (Yellowstone to Yukon), The Wildlands Initiative & ’UN’s Agendas 21 & 30.

Jerry why stop at Yellowstone, I wonder? Other than a convenient and cute acronym for the cause. Does everything south of Yellowstone not matter in the leftists scheme of things?
commented 2018-07-15 02:37:45 -0400
I was hoping somebody would have picked up on that obvious prompt by now: – “Because they have such cute dark eyes”!!!!
commented 2018-07-14 17:51:04 -0400
While I am sympathetic to preserving species on the edge of extinction, this one “stinks” of overreach by the government, since as Louis Vincent noted in his post, this frog is not in danger… So some environmental bureaucrats in Ottawa “flexing their muscles” to get noticed?… And the real kick in the crotch is that there is no compensation for private property put off limits by these edicts… The fact that they don’t give a damn about what is really going on is demonstrated by the DFO closing a large tract of water off western Vancouver Island to all sports fishing in order to help the native killer whales survive… Fine in theory, but then why are they not culling the seals in the same waters that eat the same salmon, and have bred like rats in recent years??
commented 2018-07-14 01:19:36 -0400
Where does Trudeau/McKenna get off expropriating lands w/o compensation?
Oh yeah. From Trudeau’s admired “basic dictatorship” – China – where land rights under their “Land Administrative Law” can be seized by gov’t simply out of “public interest”.
commented 2018-07-13 09:32:09 -0400
I am curious to see what happens when a Muslim landowner will decide to screw the frogs and develop anyway.
commented 2018-07-13 00:01:24 -0400
‘Tis time’ some Journalist did an expose’ on Y2Y (Yellowstone to Yukon), The Wildlands Initiative & ’UN’s Agendas 21 & 30.
commented 2018-07-12 23:41:54 -0400
These f*cking eco-freaks gotta go!!!

The Charter covers Life, Liberty, and Security of the PERSON – not the frog for f*ck sakes!!
commented 2018-07-12 23:41:30 -0400
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT said, “This case should be elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada.”
Sorry Tammie, but do you really think that that bunch of so called ‘Judges’ will rule against their Liberal masters?
I have stated before on The Rebel that there is no such entity as ‘Justice’ especially in our Liberal court system. We never had nor will we ever have a ‘Justice’ system, it is a legal system ruled over by lawyers who are now appointed to hold the title of ‘Judge’, and administered by lawyers.
None of it is ‘Justice’, all of it is about lawyers who can provide the strongest argument for or against and judgement is the ‘opinion’ of the ruling Judge.
Our courts do not provide Justice for anybody, they provide opinions that then become law.
So I doubt very much that the Supreme court will rule any different.
commented 2018-07-12 21:23:47 -0400
Why is this frog listed in the SARA???
According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_chorus_frog) its status is “Least concern” which means “has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as evaluated but not qualified for any other category. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.” This should have been thrown out by the court because there is not concern for their survival. THEY ARE NOT AT RISK!!
commented 2018-07-12 20:31:46 -0400
How much more before we have to break up this dysfunctional country.
commented 2018-07-12 20:30:35 -0400
…and no compensation! Do these people really think they will be re-elected?
Your post is noted Muta Ween and Robert , but there has to be a way to stop this insanity, there has to be.

You would think that there would be something to work with in the Magna Carta. “A 1978 case, R v. Dobell, refuted the idea “that if there were a disparity between a term in the Magna Carta and the Criminal Code of Canada the Magna Carta should override the Criminal Code of Canada.”


“Because a secure right to property enables us to live as we choose, interference with it by other people or the state violates our autonomy in the same way as does the violation of our freedoms of expression, religion and political participation. As acknowledged earlier, property rights do not have absolute stringency, and may be overridden in extraordinary circumstances, but this is a far cry from holding that they are generally inferior to others, or that they must always give way in order to realize what the authorities consider to be a more just distribution of wealth.”

Federal tyranny is exactly what this is.
commented 2018-07-12 19:51:08 -0400
To hell with the frogs, what about the white race being wiped out by a bunch of sadistic savages. Jihad will soon be with us if we don’t get rid of Trudeau and his gang of clowns.
commented 2018-07-12 19:38:41 -0400
This case should be elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Additional proof we do not have property rights.

Re-locate these frogs to the Minister of AirMiles backyard!
commented 2018-07-12 19:20:23 -0400
People think that just removing Trudeau from power in an election will solve all our problems and return Canada to democratic rule.
Think again. Activist socialist courts are ruling over us now and into the future .
Dissolving the Constitution and our phoney Charter are the only way to return Canada to what it was before both Trudeaus destroyed it.
commented 2018-07-12 18:58:30 -0400
They use the ES BS to make private property worthless. That’s what they are up to. In the US they’ve had enough of it, and congress getting ready to throw it all out. It actually all part of the sustainable development scam and agenda 21.


Tools to move people off rural lands

How do you remove people from the rural areas and herd them into the cities? Make it impossible to live there. Control water and energy use as the land is locked away from human activity.