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.
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.
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.
Russia has made clear that it intends to continue fighting in certain parts of the country and will continue to support separatist militias in the Donbas. But that does not mean that international law has altogether failed Ukraine.
David Frum explains why as a young man he was skeptical that Canada needed a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and, now that it has been enacted for 40 years, Frum outlines the effects the Charter has had on Canada, both the visible and the less visible.