Weird Wrap: Is porn a Charter right?

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Apparently, you can take an inmate’s freedom, but you can’t take his porn. A Quebec prisoner bitterly complained about the cancellation of two cable channels featuring porn in his prison facility, and a federal judge has ordered a review over the inmate’s grievance.

Correctional Services Canada ordered a ban on any sexually explicit material found in prisons and also ordered the removal of porn channels. This was done in a move to make prisons a safer environment for female correctional officers.

Quebec prison inmate Haris Naraine had a bit of a problem with the removal of these channels though, filing a complaint after his porn was cut off. Naraine insists he bought the channels free and clear and that taking them away would violate his Charter right of “freedom of expression.”

While we’re not quite sure exactly what form of expression the removal of porn violates, hopefully he will find another hobby in the meantime.

Oh deer!

In a case of mistaken identity, a British Columbia fishing guide seems to have mistaken a deer for a fish and proceeded to try to catch the deer while the animal was swimming in the Douglas Channel.

The guide and his client used a boat to attempt to round up the deer.

As a deer is not a fish, which you’d hope the guide would recognize, and it was off-season as well, this attempted luring of the deer violated B.C.’s Wildlife Act. Both men have been charged with three counts under the Act and one criminal charge of causing pain and suffering to an animal.

While the guide didn’t make a statement, his client’s lawyer said the deer was not harmed. The deer could not be reached for comment.

Cops investigate tree lady

A Brampton, Ont. woman who decided to climb a tree and make herself at home sparked an odd police investigation.

A Peel Regional Police negotiator was called in to persuade her to get out of the tree. Unfortunately, the woman decided to climb higher, although it’s unclear to what purpose.

After four hours of negotiations, and while the police negotiator was climbing down the tree, she managed to fall out on her own.

The tree appears to be all right, but the woman was brought to Sunnybrook hospital with head and hip injuries. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit was called in to investigate the cause of the woman’s tree climbing adventure.

We wish her a speedy recovery.

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