Northern Reflections: Remember The Robocalls?

The robocalls investigation continues at a snail’s pace. Perhaps that’s because, as Laura Stone reported this week, Conservative Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton has been sitting in on the Elections Canada interviews.  But Hamilton was representing the Conservative Party, not the interviewees. According to excerpts of interviews, Hamilton at times took charge of the interrogation, telling ...

Northern Reflections: Selling Their Souls

The Harperites have always pushed the envelopes of campaigning and governance. The Wright-Duffy Affair has provided us yet another example of how the govern. But, last week, Mr. Justice Richard Mosley reminded us yet again of how they campaign. Tom Walkom writes: A federal court judgment on the so-called robocall affair provides an even more ...

Northern Reflections: Champerty and Maintenence

The Conservative Party of Canada appears to be incapable of embarrassment. Consider their argument against the robocall case, which opened yesterday. Arthur Hamilton, the party’s lawyer, accused the Council of Canadians of bringing the case forward for the purposes of “champerty and maintenance” — to push their political agenda and to fundraise on its behalf. ...