Queens Park – Scott Reid, MP (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) and Randy Hillier, MPP (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) have announced they will jointly present resolutions in the House of Commons and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to amend Canada’s Constitution, embedding property rights within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Unlike other jurisdictions, Canada’s constitution contains no provision guaranteeing security or safety of property. This leaves Canadian citizens with no constitutional protection from seizure of property or unjust treatment.
This would mark the first time that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is amended since its adoption. The amendment would add the right to property to the rights already embedded in the Charter, including the right to Life, Liberty, and security of the person.
Randy Hillier and Scott Reid will be at Queens Park on Thursday, February 24th to announce the amendment.