Episode 15: Should Alberta create new rights to refuse vaccines and harsh lockdowns?

On Episode 15 of Not Reserving Judgment, we talk about the Manning Report’s recommendations to amend Alberta’s laws to better protect rights in future emergencies; we applaud the Supreme Court for refusing to hear the appeal of four men stuck in Syria; and we explain why it was illegal for the federal government to ban single-use plastics like straws and bags on the basis of their “toxicity.”

Stories and cases discussed in this week’s episode:

  • Public Health Emergencies Governance Review Panel final report (Alberta Government)
  • Supreme Court won’t hear case of four Canadian men detained in Syria (CBC)
  • Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault on plastics ban (X.com)
  • Responsible Plastic Use Coalition v. Canada (Federal Court)
  • Legal group demands Edmonton revoke ‘unconstitutional’ media policy banning journalism on transit without permission (Edmonton Journal)
  • Colby Cosh: Do drug addicts have a Charter right to shoot up in public parks? (National Post)
  • News release announcing plan to challenge Bill 34 (Harm Reduction Nurses Association)
  • Rachel Gilmore tweet on planned private prosecution for war crimes in Gaza (X.com)
  • Call Christmas Colonial Bias (Blacklock’s Reporter)

Not Reserving Judgment is a podcast hosted by Josh Dehaas, Joanna Baron, and Christine Van Geyn brought to you by the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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