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Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government could show some leadership, and drop its appeal of last July's federal court decision that the Safe Third Country Agreement violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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AUPE president Guy Smith addresses media at the Edmonton Court House this morning as the union's lawyer, Patrick Nugent, looks on. Image: AUPE
David J. Climenhaga | AUPE president Guy Smith vowed to fight the UCP's Bill 1 all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary, and to "defend any and all AUPE members or staff who are caught in the bill's cross-hairs."
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Jason Kenney giving a press conference in March 2020. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Passage of Alberta's Critical Infrastructure Defence Act demonstrates Premier Jason Kenney's contempt for the rule of law.
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Lynn Gehl | The loss of Indian status registration makes Indigenous women more vulnerable to poverty, homelessness and sexual violence. It's time for the PM to do the right thing.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces action to uphold the Better Local Government Act. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Voters now need to ask politicians in what circumstances they would use Section 33. And if you live in Toronto, you should probably grab your pots and pans and hit the streets.
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Protestors block the gates of the Kinder Morgan Richmond Terminal. Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Somebody has done some message testing and determined "the rule of law" is a good talking point to which Alberta audiences will respond favourably. The argument is fatuous.
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 More details Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Trudeau and Rosalynn Carter at State Visit arrival. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Trudeau had been in power for 10 years. Nigeria moved toward a (brief) return to democracy. And René Lévesque prepared the ground for 1980's referendum on Quebec independence.
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David J. Climenhaga | In the short term it looks very much as if the Saskatchewan government will need to be in court appealing the ruling if Premier Brad Wall hopes to keep it from taking effect.
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Sandra Jansen (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | In Alberta conservative circles, apparently what's sauce for the goose isn't sauce for the gander!
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Michael Hackl, Pro Bono | It's been long recognized that there are problems with how Ontario deals with care for adults with developmental disabilities. The problem is now being taken to court as a proposed class action.
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Alberta labour lawyer Andrew Sims (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | It's worth asking the question if over time this approach could lead to the creation of an Academic Faculty Union of Canada?
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David J. Climenhaga | Maybe higher oil prices will be back soon, but the realities of the market, and the realities of the biosphere, won't be changed by the ideology of capitalism.