The CJC plays an important role in maintaining the people’s confidence in the judiciary. That trust is undermined when judges fail to show prudence in commenting on the delicate political issues of the day.
Confidence in the judiciary depends on whether people perceive courts to be genuinely neutral, not merely within a narrow band of progressive consensus.
During the ten days that the Emergencies Act was in force, the banks went out of their way to serve Ottawa’s best interests. And in doing so turned their backs on those very customers they claim to love so much. That green chair doesn’t look quite so comfy anymore.
Perhaps the issue was bias against the Freedom Convoy.
In the wake of the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa, Canadians realized that there’s something more important to being Canadian than politeness. Bruce Pardy, executive director of Rights Probe, joins CounterPoint’s Tanya Granic Alle to discuss the new normal in Absurdistan Canada after Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act … and then snatched it away […]
The invasion of so many civil liberties must not be allowed to dip into oblivion just because the PM dropped his emergency rhetoric.
Some may argue that the pandemic was a once-in-a-century emergency that justified authoritarian methods to keep society safe. With due respect, this is nonsense.
“That’s not the way banking should work in a free and democratic country.” ~ Bruce Pardy
Rex Murphy and Jordan B. Peterson, YouTube, February 20, 2022 Discussing “alternative explanations” for the Liberal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act in Ottawa this month, Jordan B. Peterson considers a psychological reason. According to Peterson, because Trudeau’s father invoked the War Measures Act in response to the October Crisis in 1970, Justin’s invoking of […]
“The rule of law is a fundamental principle of our constitutional order and requires that the government be bound by the law. It appears that the government has enacted an Emergency Declaration where it has not met the strict criteria permitting it to do so.”