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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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When workplace discrimination becomes a valid choice

When workplace discrimination becomes a valid choice

Feb 18 2013

The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal recently ordered the Alberta Department of Human Services to provide employment for a 72-year-old woman who claimed she had been discriminated against on the on the basis of her age. The tribunal also awarded her 70% of her salary for the five years she didn’t

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Calgary’s proposed shark fin bylaw lurks in murky legal waters

Calgary’s proposed shark fin bylaw lurks in murky legal waters

Feb 06 2013

:ast July 16, Calgary city council voted to enact a bylaw to ban the distribution and sale of shark fins in Calgary. Ald. Brian Pincott brought the bylaw to council supported by a petition containing thousands of signatures. Ald. John Mar admonished Calgary’s Chinese-Canadians saying they may need to give

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The Canadian Man Charged for Defending Himself

The Canadian Man Charged for Defending Himself

Jan 04 2013

CCF supporters probably remember the case of Ian Thomson, the man in southern Ontario who awoke one morning in August, 2010 to find intruders firebombing his house. As an experienced firearms instructor, Thomson knew what to do: he got his gun out of the safe where it was stored and

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Alberta’s new Education Act protects local school boards from competition

Alberta’s new Education Act protects local school boards from competition

Dec 03 2012

Imagine a world where General Motors has to ask Ford’s permission to bring a new car to market. In such a scenario, GM spends its own resources in research and development, gauging consumer demand, and implementing new procedures for efficient manufacturing. GM’s competitor, Ford, does nothing. Now imagine that Ford

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‘Conflicting Rights’ Implies a Phony Right

‘Conflicting Rights’ Implies a Phony Right

Nov 22 2012

A spokesman for the Ontario Human Rights Commission has finally admitted what was obvious to any thinking person from the very inception of the Human Rights Code: namely, that the code would eventually start generating numerous problems over so-called “conflicting rights.” The admission can be found in Little fence on

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Ontario needs a commitment to language freedom

Ontario needs a commitment to language freedom

Nov 12 2012

It really shouldn’t be news when a government stands up for the constitutional liberties of its citizens, but the sad truth is that these days, governments are more often found violating individual liberty than defending it. That’s why the actions of the municipal council in eastern Ontario’s South Stormont Township

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Press Release: Supreme Court issues dangerous ruling: Having to treat some more equally than others could wreak havoc on government programs

Press Release: Supreme Court issues dangerous ruling: Having to treat some more equally than others could wreak havoc on government programs

Nov 09 2012

OTTAWA: The Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision today holding that the North Vancouver School District discriminated against an elementary school student by failing to provide him with a special education program which it had scrapped years before due to budget shortfalls. In 1994, the cash-strapped school district

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