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RCMP search and seizure of firearms in flooded homes in Alberta.

RCMP search and seizure of firearms in flooded homes in Alberta.

Jun 28 2013

Legal experts say our Charter rights are often in peril in times of emergency, and that under Alberta’s Emergency Management “Stopping people from returning to their homes, entering into private homes without warrant, seizing private property, this act provides for all of these things,” said Chris Schafer, head of the

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Mandatory professional development is window-dressing

Mandatory professional development is window-dressing

Jun 26 2013

The headline on a notice recently circulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) announced, “Two-year review of CPD Requirement confirms success, introduces enhancements.” As someone who had been skeptical about the value of mandatory CPD (Continuing Professional Development) from its inception, I was curious to see exactly how

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Suspended rights let cops rifle homes to seize rifles

Suspended rights let cops rifle homes to seize rifles

Jun 16 2013

High River homeowners are livid that their homes were searched by cops who seized their guns while they were blocked from returning to their properties, but politicians insist the police were justified because the flood “was an emergency.” Legal experts say our Charter rights are often in peril in times

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Get the picketers off my porch

Get the picketers off my porch

May 27 2013

As someone who regularly deals with contentious issues, I prefer to keep my address and telephone number unlisted. I don’t want to pick up my home phone, or answer a knock at my door and find one of the people who send me nasty emails ranting at me in person.

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Taxing our patience

Taxing our patience

May 04 2013

Leroux is still fighting the federal tax collector in court with the help of the Canadian Constitution Foundation. But our question is why the federal government doesn’t step in and demand an investigation of this sordid affair. After all, imagine if in criminal court, police and prosecutors were found to

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“I want my life back”. After more than a decade, B.C. man still fighting to right damages brought by tax agency.

“I want my life back”. After more than a decade, B.C. man still fighting to right damages brought by tax agency.

Apr 25 2013

Mr. Leroux’s camp maintains the tax agency is simply trying to “outlitigate” him. “They can’t be allowed to turn this into a war of attrition, because Mr. Leroux can’t afford to win a war of attrition,” said Mr. Armstrong. Indeed, he would have been outlitigated long ago if his fight

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Media Advisory: Taxpayer Irvin LeRoux Returns To Court Friday, April 19

Media Advisory: Taxpayer Irvin LeRoux Returns To Court Friday, April 19

Apr 17 2013

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will be asking the B.C. Supreme Court yet again to throw out the lawsuit of taxpayer Irvin Leroux without allowing the case to go to trial. The motion to dismiss will be heard at the Supreme Court in Prince George on Friday, April

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Press Release: Supreme Court of Canada Slams Door Shut on Free Speech in Whatcott Case

Press Release: Supreme Court of Canada Slams Door Shut on Free Speech in Whatcott Case

Feb 27 2013

In an unanimous decision today in the case of Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott, the Supreme Court of Canada struck a blow against freedom of speech. In upholding a previous 1990 decision of the Supreme Court in Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Taylor, the Court felt that its previous

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Let the Teens Tan

Let the Teens Tan

Feb 24 2013

Should tanning salons be legally permitted to provide services to children and teenagers? Many people think they shouldn’t — but I say those people need to think twice. Oakville, Ont., for instance, recently enacted a municipal by-law prohibiting the commercial tanning of anyone under age 18. Nova Scotia and British

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