Politics and its Discontents: We All Have An ‘Opinion’

In a democracy, it is hardly expected that we will all be of one accord on anything. Opinion and debate are the lifeblood of a healthy and free society. The problem arises, of course, when the debate is fueled, not by reason and facts, but by rancour and misinformation. Such perhaps is the price to ...

Politics and its Discontents: Let Him Get On With His Life

Whenever I see Omar Khadr, I never fail to be impressed by his thoughtful reflectiveness. Despite the fact that there is a rabid element element in Canada that will never see him as anything more than a terrorist, those with the ability to assess him critically and understand how his rights as a Canadian citizen ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday November 18, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:49am PST Ontario’s Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction to award damages of up to $25,000 in lawsuits brought before the Court.  In ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday September 15, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 15, 2016 at 6:29am PDT Civil lawsuits in Ontario’s Superior Court are commenced by issuing a document known as a Statement of Claim. A Defendant ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday September 2, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:08am PDT Under Ontario’s court rules, parties to all lawsuits commenced in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor are required to attend at mandatory ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday September 2, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:08am PDT Under Ontario’s court rules, parties to all lawsuits commenced in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor are required to attend at mandatory ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday July 14, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 14, 2016 at 6:23am PDT In many Ontario civil cases, a full trial is no longer required for a court to rule. Courts may now ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday July 8, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 8, 2016 at 7:49am PDT Parties in Ontario civil cases are required to make full disclosure of all paper and digital documents that are relevant ...

The Canadian Progressive: Big Oil Madness: Gastem’s $1.5 million lawsuit against tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche

Gastem, a Quebec oil and gas exploration company is suing the tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche-Sud-Est to the tune of $1.5-million. The post Big Oil Madness: Gastem’s $1.5 million lawsuit against tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Illegal Spying: Class action lawsuit filed against Canada’s electronic spy agency

by: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release | April 1, 2014 VANCOUVER – Today, lawyers for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) filed a proposed national class action lawsuit on behalf of Canadians whose private communications and metadata information has been collected by the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in a manner that violates the Charter of Rights and ...

OpenMedia.ca: As Big Telecom ramps up lobbying, will government cave?

It looks like Big Three telecom giants are fighting hard to maintain their stranglehold over our wireless market, and over Canadians’ wallets. The Big Three have been on the back foot since pressure from tens of thousands of Canadians won positive new customer protection rules last year, along with a clear government commitment to increase ...

The Canadian Progressive: Civil Liberties Group Sues Spy Agency Over Illegal Spying On Canadians

The BC Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit against Canadian spy agency ASEC, claims its surveillance of Canadians is unconstitutional. The post Civil Liberties Group Sues Spy Agency Over Illegal Spying On Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Thousands demand Lone Pine drop its NAFTA lawsuit

By: Council of Canadians | Press Release OTTAWA – Two weeks after the launch of a public petition, organizers have received over 3,000 signatures demanding that energy company Lone Pine Resources drop its $250 million NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) lawsuit against Canada for Québec’s moratorium on fracking. The petition sponsors—the Council of Canadians, the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Lawyers, doctors take Harper government to court over refugee health-care cuts

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: Canadian refugee lawyers, advocacy groups, doctors and patients are banding together to file a lawsuit  against the Harper government’s recent draconian cuts to health care for refugees. The group from the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL),  Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care (CDRC), and three individual patients, says the cuts ...

Canadian Progressive World: Senator Kenny: “The RCMP was a white man’s club for a long time”

That was part of Ottawa Senator Colin Kenny‘s take on the ongoing harassment and reputational issues bedeviling the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In an opinion piece published by the Ottawa Citizen today, the Senator posited that: “When it comes to harassment at the RCMP, sex is only the tip of the iceberg.” Canada’s national ...

Canadian Progressive World: Hundreds of Canadian women join RCMP harassment lawsuit

In March, Janet Merlo, a 19-year with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), filed a lawsuit against Canada’s national police force. In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with the RCMP. Now hundreds of current and former female Mounties from across Canada have launched ...

DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Attempt To Block Black Lung Protection Funding

black-lung.gif In what could possibly be a new low for one of the most anti-environment, pro-dirty energy industry Congresses in history, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are attempting to gut funding for measures that would reduce the occurrence of black lung in mine workers. The funding cut was inserted into the 2013 appropriations ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Gillford Sexual Harassment Claim

In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with our national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Predictably, the responses from the four accused Mounties is denial. But, in this country famous for compassion, how are we supposed to understand ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Bill C10: Vic Toews Met With Lobbyist for U.S. Prisons Profiteer GEO

During the heated public debates on the omnibus crime Bill C-10, Canadian progressives argued that the Harper Government’s controversial legislation was the beginning of the privatization of Canada’s prison system. Turns out that a leading U.S. prison profiteering company lobbied the federal Public Safety Minister and other Canadian officials. So reveals a memo obtained by ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The latest bit of drama #nlpoli

For the record, your humble e-scribbler will refrain from making any comment on the substance of the statements of claim filed by Danny Williams and Alderon against the Sierra Club and Bruno Marcocchio on the one hand and Brad Cabana on the other. CBC has posted pdf versions of both, linked below: Statement of Claim ...

DeSmogBlog: Dirty Energy Industry Sues EPA Over Clean Air Initiatives

smoke-stack1.jpg In a blatant insult to the millions of Americans who would breathe easier under the EPA’s air pollution controls, the dirty energy industry, along with other groups, has sued the EPA to stop regulating toxic industrial air pollution. The Center for American Progress has the story:   Two essential Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, regulations ...

Left Over: Limbaugh- America’s Sweetheart

All over Canada and I suspect in the US as well, there has been much talk and speechifying about bullies…. Limbaugh has just said some unforgivably stupid and ugly things about a legal student who spoke at a hearing on insurance coverage through the workplace for birth control…but I didn’t even raise an eyebrow..this sort ...