If Canada is reopening the abortion debate, let’s finish it once and for all

By Richard Forbes. Justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tabled a bill last week in the House of Commons to cull the Criminal Code of so-called 'zombie laws' - laws that have been found unconstitutional and effectively nullified by courts in the past but remained on the books unenforced without repeal. One of these zombie laws that … Continue reading If Canada is reopening the abortion debate, let’s finish it once and for all

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The new Supreme Court justice has (probably) been chosen

By Richard Forbes. MP Rob Nicholson's opposition motion may have backfired yesterday, spectacularly so even. The Conservative submitted a motion to the House to goad the Liberals over their Supreme Court nomination. It reads: That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to the Supreme Court … Continue reading The new Supreme Court justice has (probably) been chosen

Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit

By Steve Santerre. Featured image via Paul Chiasson.  The National Energy Board’s (NEB) plan of holding a week-long environmental assessment hearing in Montreal on the subject of building a 4,500-kilometre pipeline stretching from Alberta to New Brunswick came to a forceful halt on Tuesday. The NEB suspended hearings indefinitely because of the “violent disruption on … Continue reading Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit

It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier

By Richard Forbes. Opening the Globe and Mail last week, readers might have been startled over their morning coffee to find an op-ed from their prime minister – a rare treat these days. It's been years since a prime minister's words have graced the centre fold of a newspaper and the message he had in … Continue reading It’s Atlantic Canada’s seat, Mr. Trudeau. Tâchez de ne pas l’oublier