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Supreme Court Puts The "No" Back In GitNo

Posted by Dave / February 23, 2007

20070223_harkat.jpgFollowing in the footsteps of Montreal's Olympic Stadium and Mirabel Airport, Canada may yet have another White Elephant on its hands. The Canadian Supreme Court today voted (unanimously, I might add) to strike down the controversial Security Certificate. What this could mean in the immediate future is the possible release of three prisoners from Guantanamo North/GitNo (GitNo is trademarked by me. You use it, you send me a cheque for $2.25CDN) who are currently on a three month long hunger strike. This may leave the Expensive/Purpose Built GitNo without tennants for the first time since the "Security Certificate Five" were imprisoned there.

There will be dancing on the streets of....well...probably nowhere....cause people probably won't understand how important this decision is.

For more detailed information on the fight/trial, have a look here.

Further information on GitNo (not to be confused with Gatineau) can be found here.

Discussion

6 Comments

Sara / February 23, 2007 at 11:04 am
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shit, I'M dancing in the streets. of st. henri.
Dave / February 23, 2007 at 11:07 am
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Do everyone a favour and dance your way into one of those scuzzy bars and have a drink for the occasion.
mike / February 23, 2007 at 11:09 am
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awesome post dave. "gitno" - genius.

i think we can give all credit for this ruling to MP's own sara falconer and her weekly stories in hour.

however, from what i've read thus far it seems as though they will remain in jail for at least a year while the govt comes up with an alternative to the certificates. so the battle continues.
Andrea / February 23, 2007 at 11:21 am
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Holy shit. That is all.

PS Who's Sara Falconer?

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