Archive for December 21st, 2012

Thousands of First Nations protesters demand urgent meeting with Crown

- December 21st, 2012

More than 2,000 aboriginal protesters took a “dire” call for change to the nation’s capital on Friday in a bid to pressure the government to meet and discuss treaty rights and “crises” plaguing First Nations communities. Read more…

Idle No More Ottawa protest

- December 21st, 2012

Justice veiled

- December 21st, 2012

Commentators are generally praising the restrained nature of the Supreme Court’s decision-like object on whether women may testify with their faces hidden for what the Chief Justice, for the majority, called its “just and proportionate balance between freedom of religion and trial fairness.” And given the sorts of things the Court often does we should probably be grateful, in the short run, that it was not a thundering declaration that from now on anyone may wear a niqab in court. But the ruling and the trend in comments on it are dismaying from the point of view of principle.

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Unhappy with Jim Flaherty

- December 21st, 2012