Friday, October 24, 2008

Nice Try

A New Brunswick judge has dismissed the appeal of an anti-abortionist who refuses to file income tax returns in protest of government-funded abortions.

David Little, 62, formerly of Fredericton but now living on Prince Edward Island, was convicted last year for failing to file tax returns for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002.

He says because some of his tax dollars go to fund abortions, it constitutes a violation of his freedom of religion.

Mr. Little is a Roman Catholic, and says he will never file his tax returns and never pay $3,000 in fines imposed by the court for the Income Tax Act violations.

Judge Hugh McLellan of the Court of Queen's Bench says while Mr. Little made an interesting religious and political argument, he didn't make a valid legal argument.

Outside the court, Mr. Little said he would continue to fight his case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada if necessary. [Source.]


As Rick C. from Calgary, Canada comments: Wouldn't we all like to withhold taxes for things we don't want publicly funded?


Cathy said...

I totally agree with Rick C.. Lots of things our Govt. pays for I would like to not have my money be a part of.

Dragonfly said...

If we don't like the work done by a politician...can we stop paying the proportion of tax that goes towards his/her salary and expenses? Goes double if they misuse their position.