Time to Reassess the Canadian Judicial Council?

Time to Reassess the Canadian Judicial Council?

The following editorial, co-authored with lawyer Iain Benson, was previously published by Epoch Times. Commentary A complaint to the Canadian Judicial Council was recently filed concerning comments made by the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, chief justice of the...

Arbitration Awards Religious Exemption

The following editorial was previously published by The Lawyer’s Daily. Religious or conscientious objectors to the COVID-19 vaccine have paid a high price for their principles over the last year in Canada. Many lost jobs (even when working from home) or were...

Justice Denied

The following editorial was previously published by The Lawyer’s Daily, June 16, 2022. Philosopher Thomas Sowell once quipped, “You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats, procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.”...
Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief

Barry W. Bussey I woke up Tuesday morning to the news that the Government of Canada is “suspending” the COVID-19 vaccine travel mandates. At first glance, this is welcome news. After growing opposition from Canadians, the government has finally relented on (at least...
Parliamentary Privilege: An Issue Of Conscience

Parliamentary Privilege: An Issue Of Conscience

A shortened version of this editorial was published under the same title by The Lawyer’s Daily on June 1, 2022. Barry W. Bussey On May 13, 2022, Ontario Superior Court Justice J. Fregeau issued his decision in Alford v. Canada (Attorney General)[1] striking down...
“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...