Andrew Lawton devotes the latter part of his show (at the 51.36 mark) for a look into the Commission’s findings with Bruce Pardy, who has maintained from the outset there was no legal basis for the invocation of the Emergencies Act. The point of the Commission’s inquiry, he says, is to perform a “ritual” with […]
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What happened to society’s broad agreement about government overreach, the legal definition of certain words and a political landscape that once included a middle ground? In this podcast episode of “Grey Matter,” constitutional lawyer Leighton Grey and lawyer Bruce Pardy of Rights Probe discuss the obvious divide in our political system and how villainizing each […]
Only in a country with fragile, hysterical leadership could the trucker convoy be regarded as an emergency justifying the infringement of civil liberties. Bruce Pardy for Inside Policy.
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.
Is difference of opinion a threat?
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.
Liberal democracy – an oxymoron
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.