The Ward decision was one judge away from rendering the spectre of government fines for offensive jokes a constitutional requirement, an outcome that would be the death knell of comedy.
There may have been political reasons to oppose the Act, but in this case the judge’s rushed decision ignored some inescapable facts.
Over the coming days, The Hub will publish mandate letters for the incoming cabinet ministers that set out a series of bold policy prescriptions that would cumulatively tilt Canadian politics…
The number of Canadians vaccinated against COVID-19 may be insufficient to guarantee a return to normal life. An obvious way to encourage higher vaccine take-up is restricting the liberty, including taking away the jobs, of the unvaccinated. But is it legal?
Canada’s courts have not become as politicized as those in the United States. But suggestions that their decisions should be ignored are alarming and bring us further in an American direction.
Cannabis legalization has worked out well in this country for several reasons—not least of which is the fact that Canadians were ready for it.
The government’s proposed legislation will make the pool of potential Supreme Court justices more Laurentian and more elite.
The media has mostly been silent about the risks posed by the Governor General vacuum to our institutional independence and legitimacy. Have they failed to grasp the risk to institutional independence and legitimacy occasioned by Richard Wagner’s tenure as acting Governor General?
Cultural and religious minorities are not the only ones who should be worried about Bill 21. Anyone who believes in liberal democracy ought to vigorously oppose it, too.