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Canada Revenue Agency slap down good news for taxpayers

Canada Revenue Agency slap down good news for taxpayers

May 12 2014

For 30 years, Canada has paid lip service to the idea that its tax collectors should treat taxpayers with dignity and respect. In 1984, the government announced the first Declaration of Taxpayer Rights. Twenty-odd years later, Canada Revenue Agency published its own commitment to “Your Rights” on its website, replacing

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One man’s ‘hate’ is another man’s faith

One man’s ‘hate’ is another man’s faith

May 07 2014

Judges are human, and no matter how neutral they genuinely try or wish to be, they still, like the rest of us, are inclined to defend more vehemently those people and causes that strike them as being sympathetic than those people and causes that don’t. That’s why any free-speech advocate

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Grant Brown: Recognizing the Many Roles of Dads

Grant Brown: Recognizing the Many Roles of Dads

May 06 2014

Ironically, though, the courts themselves are a bastion of widespread, systemic discrimination when it comes to one particular group of people: dads. There have been tremendous societal changes in the realm of gender roles in recent history. Whereas 100 years ago women rarely held outside employment, this is now the

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Publication Release: Ideology And Dysfunction In Family Law

Publication Release: Ideology And Dysfunction In Family Law

May 06 2014

CALGARY, AB: For several decades now, fathers have faced significant, widespread bias in family courts across Canada. But as author Grant Brown shows in a new book, many of the popular prejudices behind this bias simply have no basis in law or fact. In Ideology And Dysfunction In Family Law

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BC Supreme Court Chews Out CRA for Abusing Its Power

BC Supreme Court Chews Out CRA for Abusing Its Power

May 01 2014

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Canada Revenue Agency must live up to its responsibilities to the Canadian public and apply “a little common sense” when auditing and re-assessing taxpayers, the Supreme Court of British Columbia said in a decision released on May 1, 2014. Karen Selick, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF)’s

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Press Release: BC Supreme Court Chews Out CRA for Abusing Its Power

Press Release: BC Supreme Court Chews Out CRA for Abusing Its Power

May 01 2014

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Canada Revenue Agency must live up to its responsibilities to the Canadian public and apply “a little common sense” when auditing and re-assessing taxpayers, the Supreme Court of British Columbia said in a decision released on May 1, 2014. Taxpayer Irvin Leroux sued the CRA for

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A need to kick the no-smoking habit

A need to kick the no-smoking habit

Apr 22 2014

Oh boohoo, you say. So smokers can’t light up on restaurant patios anymore, or smoke on beaches or in public parks or on sports fields or…well, pretty much anywhere except their own homes and cars, if all-encompassing public-smoking bans like the one set to take effect in Victoria, B.C., go

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Toronto’s Department of Lunch

Toronto’s Department of Lunch

Apr 09 2014

It’s not often these days that Rob Ford can be identified as the voice of reason on an issue. But when it comes to the question of whether food trucks should be allowed to operate freely in Toronto, the much-maligned mayor seems to be one of very few people talking

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Kim Arnott: Milk fight likely to go on until the cows come home

Kim Arnott: Milk fight likely to go on until the cows come home

Apr 04 2014

The right to drink unpasteurized milk is not protected as a liberty under s.7 of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to Ontario’s Court of Appeal. And while the ruling doesn’t surprise Derek From, the lawyer who recently argued that it should be protected, he said the court’s decision

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