Archive for the 'Politics' Category

PMO spat with Supreme Court unprecedented, beyond contempt

Posted on May 13th, 2014 · Posted in Blog, Politics

Whatever the reason, to castigate the integrity of Canada’s judicial system, and McLachlin in particular either out of spite, or to gain tactical advantage, or as some convoluted mix of.. read more

Abolish the foreign worker program

Posted on April 25th, 2014 · Posted in Blog, Politics

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), while meritorious in purpose, has become a liability for the federal government, as well as a possible affront to basic dignity to some Canadians.. read more

Bill to give backbenchers more power lauded

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

OTTAWA – A private member’s bill that would give ordinary MPs significant power – including the ability to vote out their leader – has been tabled in the House of.. read more

NDP work in Parliament not translating into votes

Posted on November 28th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

The NDP can take solace in the fact their candidate Linda McQuaig managed to turn Toronto-Centre, a traditionally a rock-solid Liberal seat, into a spirited by-election race. Despite a strong.. read more

Council made right decision to strip Mayor Ford’s powers

Posted on November 20th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

Toronto city council has resembled a circus, in recent days, with the continuous smear of criminal allegations surrounding the mayor and apparent thuggish antics by the Ford brothers. But the.. read more

Video surfaces of Rob Ford threatening someone

Posted on November 8th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

TORONTO – A new video showing a visibly outraged Rob Ford in an expletive-laced tirade threatening to kill someone is extremely embarrassing, the embattled mayor said Thursday. As he has.. read more

Ford deserves due process, falls short of addressing issues

Posted on November 5th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

While no convictions have been made in a court of law against Rob Ford, the mayor needs to address the serious allegations against him in the court of public opinion.. read more

Donald Bayne could be Stephen Harper’s “worst nightmare”

Posted on October 28th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

Ottawa criminal lawyer Donald Bayne, hired by embroiled senator Mike Duffy, has the potential to become the prime minister’s “worst nightmare,” Toronto lawyer Jeremy Richler tells Canadian Lawyer blog Legal.. read more

Little leadership in flimsy throne speech

Posted on October 18th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

The purpose of a speech from the throne is to establish a vision of governance, policy and lawmaking, and to underline the government’s foundation and principles to cement the road.. read more

Census dodging: When rational legal reasoning borders on the absurd

Posted on October 18th, 2013 · Posted in Blog, Politics

The cornerstone of any democracy is a functioning judiciary which provides a forum for all citizens to assert and protect their rights while reminding our duly elected officials that certain.. read more