This episode of Hub Dialogues features leading British social justice barrister and activist David Renton on why achieving justice actually requires fewer laws and a smaller state.
The Free Alberta strategy with its Alberta Sovereignty Act may be an appealing proposal to some aggrieved Albertans, but it is a flagrantly unserious and unworkable solution to real and persistent problems.
Holding our Supreme Court to account: Lawyer Asher Honickman on the state of the judiciary in Canada
Canadian lawyer and legal thinker Asher Honickman joins Hub Dialogues to discuss the influence of the so-called “Living Tree” doctrine, Canada’s Originalist tradition, and the policy and political consequences of these two judicial approaches.
On this episode of Frum Dialogues, Sean Speer and David Frum discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion rights and the political reaction in Canada and elsewhere around the world.
Judges are human beings with formative experiences and perspectives that predate their judicial careers. They are not robots, and that is for the better.
Proposals in Alberta and Quebec are starting to nip at the fabric of our constitutional order and are attempting to force a constitutional crisis for flagrantly political ends.
It’s hard to imagine that many Canadians foresaw the Charter being argued in cases about euthanasia, prohibitions on private health care and same-sex marriage—to name only a few issues.
It is disturbing that former Chief Justice McLachlin has not yet resigned from the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal. Canadian lawyers should be encouraging Chief Justice McLachlin to resile from the weaponization of her prestige for China’s ends.
David Frum on the collapse of cryptocurrencies and how the conservative judicial movement shifted the ground on abortion
Today’s episode of Frum Dialogues features discussion on the precipitous drop in the value of cryptocurrencies, as well as the conservative shift in the U.S. judiciary in the context of a pending Supreme Court decision on abortion rights.
When governments fail to enforce the law consistently and fairly, they simply invite further lawlessness. And even more alarming is that our governments that are themselves obliged to act within the law have been failing to do so.