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| April 28, 2015
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Can the courts liberate the Bank of Canada?

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Once a nation parts with the control of its currency and credit, it matters not who makes the nation's laws. Usury, once in control, will wreck any nation.

-- William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, 1935

You know the old aphorism, "If a tree falls in the forest…?" Well, how about this one: if citizens win a significant victory in court against an autocratic government involving the fleecing of Canadians of billions of their hard-earned tax dollars and no one in the media actually covers it, did it really happen?

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| April 7, 2015
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Proposed legislation leaves small non-profits vulnerable to SLAPP suits

October 31, 2014
| The BC government is proposing a major re-write of the legislation that governs close to 27,000 non-profits incorporated in the province. A few clauses are raising alarm bells.
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Franklin expedition disrupts neat divisions between public and private

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I'd like to thank the Franklin expedition and its many follow-ups for definitively settling the irritating argument between the private sector and the public sector over who's the problem and who's the solution. That dispute has consumed vast amounts of oxygen since Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher ginned it up in the 1980s. The answer is: it's a stupid argument to start with.

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Protecting public debate through anti-SLAPP legislation

Last week, Greenpeace Canada filed a defence in a claim by Resolute Forest Products Inc. This was the result of a failed motion by Greenpeace to have Resolute's claim for intentional interference with economic relations dismissed by the Divisional Court of Ontario, together with an order requiring Greenpeace to pay $20,000 in costs.

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It's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation

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In the wake of the Mount Polley Mine spill, it's time to reconsider the dangers of deregulation more broadly and rebuild government's capacity to effectively protect the public interest.

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