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Canada’s Labour Laws Have No Place In a Free Society

Canada’s Labour Laws Have No Place In a Free Society

May 14 2014

In a rational world, this statutory privilege would be struck down by our courts as a violation of the individual’s right to freedom of association — a right guaranteed by section 2(d) of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Unions clearly prevent some individuals from associating directly with other individuals,

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Doesn’t the RCMP have better things to do than crack down on nudists and weed-smokers?

Doesn’t the RCMP have better things to do than crack down on nudists and weed-smokers?

May 14 2014

The RCMP — Canada’s royal gendarmerie — is so concerned about “public safety” at Wreck Beach that is has proposed setting up a tent there every day this summer. The goal, Sgt. Drew Grainger of the RCMP told The Province newspaper, is “to proactively enhance our presence on the beach.”

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Supreme Court weighing broader strike rights

Supreme Court weighing broader strike rights

May 13 2014

In 2008, the Saskatchewan legislature passed the Public Service Essential Services Act (PSESA), a law designed to ensure that essential public services (for example nursing, policing, and firefighting) would remain available even if public employees went on strike. Under PSESA, employers and unions are supposed to negotiate agreements specifying which

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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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