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Reality check: Could Scheer fast-track pipeline challenges straight to Supreme Court?

Sep 20 2019 — — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said that, if elected, his government would help build new oil pipelines by “fast-tracking” any objections right to the Supreme Court, but legal experts say the proposed plan is unclear. “It’s about fast-tracking some of the questions that have been raised by people who oppose the project,” Scheer said, speaking at […]

How could Justin Trudeau have thought this was OK?

Sep 19 2019 — Tasha Kheiriddin — What were you doing when you were 29? Working? Buying a condo? Getting married? Dressing up in blackface and brownface at parties? Yeah, I didn’t think so. As Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau tries to extricate himself from an increasingly inextricable situation, one question looms large: how could a grown man, an educated man who sought […]

Exclusive: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup

Sep 19 2019 — — Global News has obtained video showing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface, the third instance of racist dress to come to light in 12 hours. It’s not clear when or where the video was taken, but the video, obtained exclusively by Global News, shows Trudeau covered in what appears to be dark makeup and raising […]

Our federal politicians lack principles when it comes to Bill 21

Sep 18 2019 — Supriya Dwivedi — As the federal election campaign kicked off, Quebec Premier François Legault all but dared the federal leaders to stay out of the court challenges facing Bill 21, formally titled An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State and informally known as Quebec’s most recent attempt at enshrining discrimination against religious minorities into law.

Fake news section of Elections Act faces Charter challenge

Sep 18 2019 — — A Calgary-based legal foundation is asking an Ontario court to strike down new sections of the Elections Act that forbid making certain false statements during a campaign. “In our view, this legislation is almost comically in violation of … the Charter guarantee of freedom of expression,” said the Canadian Constitution Foundation‘s executive director, Joanna Baron.