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News from TropiCanada (Part 2 of 4)

Action-Ed is showcasing TropiCanada, a country made up of Grade 11 social studies students from Fleetwood Park Secondary School, in Surrey, BC. If you would like to showcase your Civic Mirror Nation, email us your storyinfo@action-ed.com

Hamed et. al. vs. The Government of TropiCanada
As was mentioned in our first post on TropiCanada, a class action law suit was launched against the Government of TropiCanada, led by an impoverished citizen named Hamed. Here we see Judge Cory overseeing the random selection of jurors for the upcoming case.

jurors being picked by court marshall

Jurors being picked by Court Marshall

The prosecution was led by Hamed (left) and his legal partner, Sukhi (right). They are representing themselves plus five other TropiCanadian citizens who are homeless in the year 2001, and are suing their government for having unconstitutional social programs (note: TropiCanada is using CM’s Canadian Module, so they sited three sections from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to support their case).

Prosecuting Team: Hamed & Sukhi

Prosecuting Team ~ Hamed & Sukhi

Below we see the defendants, the Prime Minister of TropiCanada and another MP. After hearing the prosecution’s opening, they chose to plead guilty to all charges, lessening the punishment by signifiying a willingness to cooperate with the courts.

Governing Members of TropiCanada being Tried.

Governing Members of TropiCanada being Sued.

Below we see Hamed presenting his case, explaining that The Government of TropiCanada has $23,000 in a $100,000 economy and they’re not using any of it to help the 7 families who are homeless and helpless. Hamed explains a list of homeless citizens to the judge and requests that the government give each family $2,000 to rectify their unconstitutional policies ($14,000 of the governments $23,000).
– government pled guilty much to everyone’s surprise

Hamed arguing for the prosecuting team.

Hamed arguing for the prosecuting team.

After deliberating in the hallway for some time, Judge Cory returned to the court room and explains his decision for The Government of TropiCanada to give each of the seven families $1,400 of financial assistance. He noted that the government’s cooperation in pleading guilty led to the lower amount. Below we see Hamed and Sukhi with the thumbs up.

Hamed & Sukhi after winning $1,400 for each of the homeless citizens of TropiCanada!

Hamed & Sukhi after winning $1,400 for each of the homeless citizens of TropiCanada!

In a second case, Suki and Tricia sue “Landlord Daniel” for illegally evicting them from his apartment. If Sukhi and Tricia win, they ensure their families stay alive. If they lose, one member of each of their families will likely die … unless something drastic happens.

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