It’s been four years and Mr. Gee still hasn’t had a final judgement.
Outside the courtroom, Gee’s son, Jeff, who plans to take over Mader’s after his father retires from the business he has operated for more than 40 years; saw the crown’s actions as an attempt to stall his father’s case and weaken his resolve.
“But you would think by now they know he is not going to give up on this. He is determined to see this through.” [Advertiser, Oct. 12]
The Province is arguing that Mr. Gee’s rights are secondary to the Province’s right to “protect public health”. We would argue that at this point smoking is a threat only to individual health not to the “public.” Will they say that since the Province pays for our health care our personal care is “public” health” ? If the province wins this challenge they can decide that restricting any of our life style choices is for the “public” health – but only if and when it suits them. So it goes.