Wise Law Blog: Viola Desmond to Grace the $10 Bill

Viola Desmond, known as the Canadian Rosa Parks, will officially grace the front of the $10 Canadian bill in 2018. In 1946 Nova Scotia, Ms. Desmond refused to sit in a movie theatre balcony designated for people of her race, and went to the main floor instead. She was forcibly removed from the theatre, injuring ...

Wise Law Blog: Social Media in Family Law Matters

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI and RACHEL SPENCE How much is it worth to bash your spouse on social media? These days, the cost could be more than you might think.Canadian Courts have seen the use of social media as evidence in family law proceedings increase dramatically in the past few years. Westhaver v. Howard, 2007 NSSC 357, ...

Wise Law Blog: Separation and Your Children’s Education

With school now back in session, what better time is there to consider how best to co-parent with your former spouse regarding your child(ren)’s education: What are best practices when co-parenting and communicating about school for young children? Your child’s school can actually facilitate the process of ensuring both parents are involved in their child’s ...

Wise Law Blog: Separation and Your Children’s Education

With school now back in session, what better time is there to consider how best to co-parent with your former spouse regarding your child(ren)’s education: What are best practices when co-parenting and communicating about school for young children? Your child’s school can actually facilitate the process of ensuring both parents are involved in their child’s ...

Things Are Good: The Future Is Now Relevant In American Courts

There’s a new tactic for environmentalists using the court system to change the world: argue that the government has a responsibility to protect people. The argument environmentalists can use is broadly known as “public trust” and how it relates to certain institutions and what they do. It is basically the notion that we a citizens ...

OpenMedia.ca: Stop Big Media’s Shakedown

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LeDaro: Harper government legalizing marijuana farms

That is something coming from the conservative government – especially Harper regime.  The Conservative government is launching a $1.3-billion free market in medical marijuana this Tuesday, eventually providing an expected 450,000 Canadians with quality weed. (Pawel Dwulit/Canadian Press) Read CBC story here.

The Scott Ross: Science Shows Progressives Aren’t Science-Based

Most progressives claim to be science-based, but in their opposition to Motion 312, science ironically proves they’re not. Unless a party somewhere has Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica as their platform, no political organization is science-based. If any Liberal or New Democrat wants to be part of an institution with a scientific foundation they should ...

Art Threat: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch forbids commercial use of his music

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys (photo by Michael Morel). Late hip hop pioneer Adam “MCA” Yauch has explicitly prohibited any posthumous use of his music for corporate advertising. In a copy of his will obtained by Rolling Stone this week, the Beastie Boys rapper states: “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may ...

Canadian Progressive World: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORT

I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford. Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to ...

World Headlines Review: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Cameras and Cops from Rochester to South Beach

This week the international media has reported on the development of a rather interesting confluence of incidents concerning police behaviour in the US.  Each of these involve initial misconduct by law enforcement officers followed by intimidation and ultimately arrest of witnesses who recorded the police actions legally.   Police Film London’s Student Protests- Cleaner Croydon The ...