Joe Fantauzzi: Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution at 20: A Look Back

Today marks 20 years since the Progressive Conservative Party foisted its so-called “Common Sense Revolution” on Ontario. Former PC Ontario leader Tim Hudak took to Twitter this morning to extol the virtues of this full-throated neoliberal experiment, declaring it “the most effective, courageous gov[ernment]” in his lifetime. Some remember those days differently. Here are a few ...

Joe Fantauzzi: Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution at 20: A Look Back

Today marks 20 years since the Progressive Conservative Party foisted its so-called “Common Sense Revolution” on Ontario. Former PC Ontario leader Tim Hudak took to Twitter this morning to extol the virtues of this full-throated neoliberal experiment, declaring it “the most effective, courageous gov[ernment]” in his lifetime. Some remember those days differently. Here are a few ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of June 1, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Sorry Bell, accessing U.S. Netflix is not theft: Geist Toronto Mayor John Tory vows to end controversial carding tactic ‘once and for all’ Manitoba family law changes bringing needed ‘clarity’ LegalZoom files $10.5M antitrust suit against North Carolina bar, cites SCOTUS dental case Reconciling ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 18th

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison Change in overtime rules could lead to more suits over worker emails sent outside work Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Ontario Rule 48.14 Sony Terms With Spotify ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Recent Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Employee tracking apps raise worker privacy questions Editorial: Law Society failing vulnerable refugee claimants | The Toronto Star Ontario Passes Protecting Child Performers Act | Entertainment & Media Law Signal Presiding at Same-Sex Wedding, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Emphasizes the Word ‘Constitution’ Bid to force ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Political Pandermonium #nlpoli

You can tell the election is already going on.  You can tell because of what some of the political workers are doing. The Liberals are going door-to-door.  They are meeting voters.  They are asking for their votes.  Then the campaign workers write on Twitter and Facebook.about the “glorious day” of campaigning  they’d had. Politicians tweet ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of May 4, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Legal Aid seeks standing at penalty hearing for disgraced refugee lawyer | The Toronto Star Omar #law #legal (via @DrDawg) Omar Khadr’s odds of winning US appeal look good, legal expert says – CBC.ca Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to 3 years in prison after retrial ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Fair and Balanced Questions

As you probably know, “Fair and Balanced” is the Fox News tagline that exists to trick the more easily fooled into thinking that’s what their actual objective is. Check out today’s story from the Vancouver Observer about “@FairQuestions”, a Conservative friendly researcher who took thousands of dollars in speaking fees from oil companies and testified ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Recent Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Prisoner’s window escape from Toronto courthouse was brief Canada’s first legal incubator opens at Ryerson Criminal Arrested After ‘Liking’ His Own Mugshot On Facebook – MTV Ottawa seeks emergency stay to stop Omar Khadr’s release Controversial lawyers Groia and Galati among newly elected benchers ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Leading Legal Headlines

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testify FBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all criminal trials for decades Former Prosecutor Teaches You How to Protect Your Phone From Police, ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of April 6, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Animal activists try a new gambit to help chickens, coyotes: Walkom Kathleen Wynne still has concerns about prostitution law Why the 2015 LSUC Bencher Election Deserves Your Attention Dentons and McKenna Long agree to merge Mike Duffy expected to take the stand in June ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for Week of March 30th

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: An Alternative ABS Structure for Better Legal Business Closing arguments to be presented in Boston Marathon trial Roma refugees victims of systemic discrimination in Canada, new report finds  Sexual assault allegations against former Vancouver Olympics CEO dismissed ‘Good Samaritan’ left with crushed knee in ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Leading Legal Headlines For The Week of March 23, 2015

Here are the recent legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:  Ghomeshi case put over to April 28  Former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney seeks $40M in damages after ouster California acts to reject lawyer’s ‘bullets to the head’ anti-gay ballot initiative Christian doctors’ group says new college policy infringes on freedom of conscience The ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of March 16, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio agrees to sanctions for contempt of court  Jewish summer camp which barred boy appears to be acting within its rights Target proposes to pay $10M to settle data breach lawsuit Judge strikes lawyer’s entire defence in negligence spat Supreme Court ...

Cowichan Conversations: Charlie Smith’s Memo to Keith Baldrey: Democracy is Already Imperilled

Richard Hughes-Just another Political Blogger MSM legislative Global TV guy Keith Baldrey is a master on Twitter. He is not without a developed sense of distortion, as is clear in this provocative deviation from reality highlighted in Charlie Smith’s memo below. In truth, the blogosphere is multi dimensional in its coverage, much of it well researched ...

Wise Law Blog: Babysitting, a Lucrative Business Venture for 15 Year Old New Yorker

The New York Post recently published an article about Noa Mintz, a mini-mogul, who at fifteen years old is the business genius behind the agency Nannies by Noa, which caters to parents in the New York area. This seems like babysitters club 101, find a group of teens willing to babysit for money, right? Ms. Mintz ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law: Legal Headlines for the Week of March 8, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlies from Wise Law on Twitter: Niqab controversy: Judge struck down ban without referring to charter – Politics – CBC News How the “Blurred Lines” Verdict Might Screw Up the Whole Music Industry | LA Weekly ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawyer Rocks Music Industry Again Belle de Jour sues ex-boyfriend for libel ...

Cowichan Conversations: Vancouver mom’s outrage at airline for interfering with breastfeeding draws huge online support

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger United Airlines PR department must, or at least should be in high gear after this young mother complained in ‘Twitter’ that she was shamed by an attendant for breast feeding her baby during a flight. The story has been covered by the Vancouver Province. PHOTO: Dan Janisse/The Windsor Star File photo:A ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of March 2, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Toronto bakeries Sweet Olenka’s and Dufflet spar over naming of small cakes Top Employment Law Developments In 2014 – What Employers Need To Know In 2015  Prelim begins for Rob Ford ‘driver’ Alexander Lisi charged with extortion in relation to ‘crack video’ Lawyer Viktor ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of February 22, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Hill media fight over harassment policy, some say it could destroy Parliamentary Press Gallery Non-Competition Provision Results In Increased Notice Period By BC Court Conrad Black permanently banned as director or officer of any Ontario public company  100 academics urge major changes to ‘dangerous’ ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Legal Headlines for February 16, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Remedial Costs for Unreasonable Settlements by Insurers Child abuser awarded £20,000 by Ireland court after being harassed, named and shamed on Facebook page Cocaine case raises questions about how well jurors understand their job | The Toronto Star Ontario Court of Appeal clamps down ...

Wise Law Blog: 140Law – Your Leading Legal Headlines for the week of February 9, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Thousands of UK court cases could soon be heard via Skype Ontario’s e-cig law unconstitutional: prof   Same-sex couple’s custody battle collides with ‘outdated’ Alberta law Lance Armstrong Loses $10 Million Arbitration Ruling 5 plaintiffs drop pimping accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn Ontario Judge ripped for ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the Week of February 2, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Judge Defies Gay Marriage Law  Federal court to review denied media access to Omar Khadr Alabama Judge Orders State To Ignore Federal Rulings On Same Sex Marriage  Doctor-assisted death: Physicians want more palliative care as well  Doctor-assisted suicide: 10 voices on Supreme Court ruling ...

centre of the universe: Oh Danny Boy, Oh Boy Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Danny

I’ve been gone for a little while. Which is to say, after ExMass, I decided I’d do a little assperiment. But before I get to the assperiment, I want to tell you a little bit of background stuff. While I’m ramping up to that, have a listen to the best version of this song that ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for the week of January 19, 2015

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for the week of January 19, 2015:  Arrival of electronic document delivery drags Ontario lawyers kicking and screaming into the 21st Century  Game change: Jamaica is about to decriminalize marijuana Fired man suffers through epic arbitration delay – Toronto Star US Supreme Court to ...