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140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, October 30, 2014
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, October 30, 2014:  Former Canadian citizenship judge jailed for illegally revealing citizenship examsNew Zealanders to vote on removing Union Jack from flag  Does LSUC have your current email address?Peter Feldberg elected managing partner of Fasken Martineau following contentious vote Lawyer Urges Ethics Panel To View Nude Photos Of Judge Lori Douglas What keeps family lawyers up at night? Managing your stress Don’ ... [read more]
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Is Obama 'beheading' the United States?
Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List! [read more]
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Government's dominant role: redistributing wealth
The dominant effect of government on society is to redistribute wealth from the richer members of society to the poorer. One can support or oppose this idea, but as a simply descriptive point about what the effect of governments are, this is by far the dominant one. We live in a capitalist society that has a lot of forces which create inequality (which, again, one can support or oppose) and governments act as a partially countervailing measure, reducing the degree of inequality but hardly el ... [read more]
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That'll Be the Day When Pigs Swim
Everyone knows, deep down, that pigs can't fly but we may discover that pork floats just fine even in Canada's Arctic waters. [read more]
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The Great Divide in voting
Upscale neighbourhoods like Wellington Crescent have higher turnout and more say in city politics than low income areas like Lord Selkirk Park. [read more]
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STEPHEN HARPER: TERRORISM, THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC
  Where do murderers go, man! Who’s to doom when the judge himself is dragged to the bar? – Herman Melville  Frank A. Pelaschuk  The Events On October 20th, a lone male drove his vehicle into two Canadian Forces members in a St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec parking lot. One, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, later died. The […] [read more]
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On childcare in Ricochet
I forgot to post the piece I wrote on the NDP’s universal childcare proposal for Ricochet. Here it is belatedly. It was published last weekend and tries to situate the childcare proposal in the context of broader changes to the welfare … Continue reading → [read more]
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Where does trustee Harout Manougian really stand on Gay Straight Alliances?
Harout Manougian,who is running for re-election as Toronto District School Board trustee in Ward 17 (Don Valley East), is on the record claiming support for Gay Straight Alliances in Toronto schools. [read more]
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Living Life in the Present
I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right […] [read more]
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NDP propose tough rules for importing Asian carp
On Oct. 1, New Democratic MP Brian Masse from Windsor, Ontario introduced a private member’s bill calling for tougher action and better coordination across Canadian governments in the fight against Asian carp. The bill would make it illegal to import Asian carp — or “invasive carp,” as Masse calls it in his remarks — into … Continue reading → [read more]
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