Politics and its Discontents: A ‘Sign’ Of Our Debased Democracy

If you are under the impression that our Charter of Rights and Freedoms allows for freedom of expression, please be aware there are apparently severe restrictions on that freedom should you try to express yourself on public property in the vicinity of Prime Minister’s residence; perhaps Mr. Harper invoked the notwithstanding clause? Women told they ...

Politics and its Discontents: Be Careful Where You Paddle

I guess this is what happens when we forget our place. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: The Fluidity Of Our Charter Rights

Judging by both past events and current practices, I think it is safe to say that neither Premier Dalton McGuinty nor Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, along with his underlings, have a great deal of respect for Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. First, of course, there are the well-documented violations of those rights that ...

Politics and its Discontents: Contempt For Law Invites Contempt Of Harper Government

Despite its well-oiled propaganda machine spewing out rhetoric defending its ‘law-and-order-agenda’, the Harper regime is so awash in its contempt for the actual rule of law and its moral underpinnings as to fill any right-thinking person with nausea. While countless instances of this contempt abound, probably one of the most egregious is its refusal to ...