Politics and its Discontents: Apologize, You Sleazy Bastard

The Geneva-based, International Commision of Jurists, has issued a written demand that Sideshow Steve Harper and his supposed justice minister, Peter MacKay, apologize to Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin for the drive-by smear job they tried to pull on her following the failure of their bid to seat Marc Nadon on the Supreme Court of Canada. ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Harper’s Attempt To Politicize The Judiciary

More so than any Prime Minister in Canada’s history, Harper is hell-bent on imposing his political agenda on Canada’s courts. But there’s another way to look at it, based on a view shared by Stephen Harper and others in his inner circle, that judges on Quebec’s senior courts are too liberal‎ and far too activist ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: The Harper Government Attempts To Politicize The Courts

In the wake of a series of failed gambits involving the Supreme Court, we now find Harper attempting to assassinate the character of the Chief Justice. “I can tell you this,” said a clearly irked Harper, who appointed Nadon last September after commissioning independent legal advice that approved of the choice.  “I think if people ...

The Equivocator: The 2012 “You Go Girl!” Awards. Presented by: The Equivocator

Context: I don’t like to think of this blog as existing in a vacuum. You may not be aware of it but I am also an avid user of the twitter and the facebook (my twitter feed is there on the right side of my blog btw.) On twitter (you can follow me at @Uranowski) whenever I ...