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With an election on the horizon, I encourage all interested and politically motivated Canadians whose wishlist includes pithy writing, astute commentary and interesting reporting beyond the listless everyday media to review Arthur Kent's website: skyreporter.comI particularly enjoyed Mr. Kent's...
BOOM! WHAM! POW! BAM! These are just a few descriptors used to illustrate the mighty fist of the comic book superhero striking a blow for justice in a world infested with villainy. “I say thee nay”, bellows the Mighty Thor as the Thunder God smites enemies with his Uru hammer. CRACK! “Hulk...
To update my post dated December 3rd, 2010, I offer a sincere thank you to Minister Oberle for responding to my previous correspondence. Correspondence dated December 3rd, 2010 was received by my office on December 16th, 2010. Also, I thank Honorable Brian Mason of Calgary Buffalo for his...
This post is a follow-up to my previous post expressing concerns about the Alberta Government's Police Amendment Act 2010. Pasted below is a copy of further communication dated December 3rd, 2010 to representatives from the various levels of Government, including Alberta's Minister of Justice...
Pasted below is a copy of correspondence sent to Ms. Alison Redford (Alberta Minister of Justice), Stephen Harper (Prime Minister of Canada) et al. The purpose of this letter is to highlight my concerns with respect to Bill 27: The Police Amendment Act 2010. ...
I’ve been meaning to write for months. Unfortunately, though well intentioned, the hours have turned to days, days to weeks and weeks to months. Each time I’ve sat to write on the latest issue, it has become stale dated and not worth the ink (or the bits, as the case may be). However, the...
The Access to Information request confirms the R.C.M.P 'apology' for the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski fits squarely into the category of apology type: "I'm sorry you are offended" -- meaning, not really sorry at all. ...
Rise Against! A Response to the Supreme Court of Canada's tacit endorsement of an Orwellian Police State
To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men. Ella Wheeler WilcoxIn my narcissistic universe, I suspect I am not so unlike other souls looking out at the world through the lens of my own subjective experiences. ...
... it is difficult to imagine a more important guarantee of freedom to a democratic society than that of freedom of expression. A democracy cannot exist without the freedom to express new ideas and to put forward opinions about the functioning of public institutions. These opinions may be critical...
As a defence lawyer, all I can say is finally - it’s about time people started becoming aware of the importance of their personal privacy and the need to protect it. http://www.nationalpost.com/most-popular/story.html?id=3084666For years I have been scolding staff at my office and others about the...