“Traitor! You’re Not Welcome Here”

“Traitor! You’re Not Welcome Here”

Barry W. Bussey “Traitor!  You’re Not Welcome Here!” Those were the words (along with other insults) that confronted NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh when he was visiting an NDP candidate headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario.  Ontario will have its provincial...
Part Two:  Judges Reign Supreme?

Part Two:  Judges Reign Supreme?

Read Part One, “The Charter at 40” here. The first time that I began to question the utility of the Charter was during law school. I remember studying a course called Civil Liberties, taught by Professor Ian Hunter at Western University in London, Ontario. Professor...
The Charter at Forty

The Charter at Forty

PART ONE: The Political Maneuvering Barry W. Bussey On a cold April day in 1982, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave her Royal Assent to the Constitution Act 1982, entrenching the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This marked the end of a career-long aspiration...
The Unfriendly Dictatorship

The Unfriendly Dictatorship

The Canadian Prime Minister and The Case for An Immediate Reduction of Power Many Canadians still feel shaken by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act. “I’m still not over it!” a friend expressed to me the other day. “I cannot believe...