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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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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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