Ottawa--It is full speed ahead for "gay" rights promotion in Ottawa. As reported in our last issue, the Liberal government will proceed with same-sex "spouse" changes (how one "becomes" a "spouse" under this arrangement is not clear) without introducing new omnibus omnibus: see bus. legislation (see Catholic Insight, April '99, pp. 22-23).
Wherever possible it will change the law by bureaucratic bu·reau·crat
1. An official of a bureaucracy.
2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
bu ruling, or otherwise introduce changes in individual Acts as hey come up for review, avoiding thereby a large political battle. It will slip individual departmental revisions through when nobody is looking.
In late March, Finance Minister Paul Martin announced that he is introducing administrative changes to the Income Tax Act and the Act governing the Canada Pension Plan The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a contributory, earnings-related social insurance program. It forms one of the two major components of Canada's public retirement income system, the other component being Old Age Security (OAS). .
Earlier, in June 1998, the government had decided not to appeal the 1998 ruling of the Ontario Court of Appeal The Court of Appeal for Ontario (frequently referred to as Ontario Court of Appeal) is headquartered in downtown Toronto, in historic Osgoode Hall.
The Court is composed of 22 judges who hear over 1 500 appeals each year, on issues of private law, constitutional in which the "learned" judges threw out sections of the Federal Income Tax Act that prevented "same-sex couples A same-sex couple is a pair of people of the same gender who pursue a romantic or sexual relationship together.
The term "same-sex relationship" may be used when the sexual orientation of participants in a same-sex relationship is not known. " from collecting survivor benefits from pension plans on the grounds that this was "discrimination." This is the socalled Rosenberg decision, named after the homosexual complainant A plaintiff; a person who commences a civil lawsuit against another, known as the defendant, in order to remedy an alleged wrong. An individual who files a written accusation with the police charging a suspect with the commission of a crime and providing facts to support the allegation of the same name.
What the financial bureaucrats will do is simply drop the words "of the opposite sex" from the Act's definition of spouse. Lawyers at the Ministry of Justice, who have been undermining the moral foundations of Canada's legal system for the last thirty years, think it's just a piece of cake. And so it will be.
Needless to say, if "spouses" are no longer deemed to be of the opposite sex, any weird combination of numbers will probably soon constitute "a family."