Will legal costs of government in youth lawsuit be recovered?
Well folks, we Canadians can all breath a sigh of relief. We are not going to be sued by 15 children who claim the climate has made them sick. (Judge rejects youths’ lawsuit asking Canada to develop climate recovery plan.)
A federal court has thrown out the suit because the court rejects the claims that “the federal government is violating their charter rights”. Therefore, “the claims of action or prospect of success” are non-existent.
I guess it was thrown out! The children claim “the negative impact of extreme weather events, such as floods, and rising temperatures on their clients’ physical and mental health” blah blah has made them sick.
OK folks, let’s not forget how this B.S. got started. If I remember correctly, the David Suzuki Foundation somehow located these children, then apparently “used” them, by financing the lawsuit. Whether the interests of the children was the purpose of the suit, or that of the David Suzuki Foundation is unknown.
Now, may I ask, will all the legal costs of the federal government be recovered for defending this lawsuit? If not, then why not?
Was this simply not a frivolous lawsuit when “extreme weather events” are blamed on government?