Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Media/News Release: Canadian Right to Food Trial Verdict: Wednesday, Sept 5, 2012 in Courtroom 1106 at 1:30 p.m. Calgary Courthouse.

For Immediate Release

After 5 days of evidence and testimony, the Canadian Right to Food Charter Challenge Trial (Possession of Urban Chickens)  concluded on March 9, 2012. After 180 days (5 months, 28 days), a decision will be made in the Canadian Right to Food Trial. Judge Catherine Skene will render her decision in Calgary on Sept 5, 2012.

The CR2FT originated with a bylaw infraction for the possession of urban chickens in Calgary, Alberta. It has since evolved into a complex legal argument.

The trial involved:
1. Challenging two Municipal Government Act items
2. Challenging six Charter Challenge items (Sections 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 7 15, 27)
3. One United Nations Human Rights Declaration Assertion (UNHRD, Article 25)

The Right to Food has never been challenged or cited in Canadian Law.


22 countries now have a Right to Food enshrined in their constitution as a result of each nation embracing their international obligations, as set forth in the UNHRD.



The charter challenge decision will impact all 35 Million Canadians.



Canadian Right to Food Trial Verdict: 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Courtroom 1106 at 1:30 p.m. Calgary Courthouse.

Contact:

Paul Hughes
c403.383.3420
paul@paulin8.com

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