Canadian Court Rules Canadians Must Pay Taxes which Fund Abortion
By Patrick B. Craine
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, August 20, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Canadian pro-life man convicted in 2007 for refusing to file tax returns over taxpayer funded abortion has lost his second appeal, in a decision released Thursday from the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.
Mr. David Little, 65, formerly of Fredericton, now living in Alberton, P.E.I., is a Roman Catholic and pro-life activist who has committed to not filing his taxes because tax money is used in Canada to fund abortions. While convicted for not filing from 2000-2002, Little has, in fact, not filed since 1999.
In 2003, Little was ordered by Revenue Canada to file the missing tax returns. He was charged in 2005 and then convicted by the New Brunswick Provincial Court in 2007.
Little contends that his Charter right to freedom of conscience and religion is violated by the Income Tax Act, which requires him to fund, through his taxes, a practice that he considers morally and religiously reprehensible. The trial judge found that Little had not adequately established a religious requirement to not file taxes, and stated that this obligation did not impede his religious rights. the rest
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