Accidental Deliberations: On private policy

Last month, I wrote about the Sask Party’s choice to redefine “privacy” to apply to corporations under Saskatchewan’s securities legislation: Until now, privacy has been recognized under Canadian law as being an individual right. As Justice La Forest wrote, “An expression of an individual’s unique personality or personhood, privacy is grounded on physical and moral ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how the Wall government is extending purely individual rights such as the right to privacy to corporations – and how that could lead to yet more corporate abuse in the future. For further reading…– The Hansard record from March 18 featuring Gord Wyant’s approval of corporate secrecy in the name of civil libertarianism ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Chris Hayes notes that Mitt Romney’s $50,000-a-plate dinner caught on video represents a rare glimpse inside the U.S.’ plutocracy – as well as a strong argument as to why we shouldn’t allow that group to decide policy affecting the public at large: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, ...