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Posted by Boyd from Canada on May 24, 2021 at 12:49:12:

In Reply to: Re: Sorry, we couldn't afford it. posted by Michael Dorosh on May 24, 2021 at 09:12:08:

Sorry...the man is a little too "honesty challenged" for my tastes.

But you are right that possibly the word "morale" was wrong. "Public perception" might be a better term. By giving each conscript the ability to say that they will not serve outside of Canada, it prevents a good deal of constitutional challenges. While predicting the actions of the Supreme Court is iffy at best, if there are conditions in conscription that are obviously a compromise on the part of the CAF, they will probably uphold it. In the final analysis, the discussion of conscription rests with them. While the military likes to imagine that the civillian courts don't have any affect on them, this is a myth. The Supreme Court of Canada is one of the best named bodies in government. They can override ANY Canadian court decision or law at will. After the Supreme Court, you'd also be looking at "Notwithstanding" clause effects. While the Western provinces would (With the execption of BC...at least as long as the NDP is in power.)probably not have a problem, I can't see Quebec(With it's historical aversion to conscription.)accepting it without a fight. The use of these "Notwithstanding" powers would cause hippies to flee into provinces that invoke the clause.

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