Note: The original post was slightly edited on January 26 and 28, 2019, to add a few additional points that occurred to me upon re-reading it. Introduction: Is it possible under the […]
There is so much misinformation, narrowly biased coverage and raw emotion online that concern me about our society's ability to think critically about the important issues of the day. I want to provoke a deeper level of thought by offering an explanation of issues as I see them. You may agree or disagree, but hopefully you will at least think about the issues.
I am a retired litigation lawyer with over 40 years of experience in environmental, electricity, competition, and constitutional issues. I have appeared at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada, and in every province of Canada. I have been invited as a guest lecturer at almost all of the law schools in this country. I am also the author of over 100 legal articles and a law book, and have been an adjunct faculty member at four Canadian law schools.
Trans Mountain Appeal Part 2: The Crown’s Duty to Consult First Nations
Introduction You can read a much shorter version of this post, published on October 10, 2018 by the CD Howe Institute, here: CD Howe Institute. On August 30, 2018, the Federal Court […]
Appealing the Trans Mountain Pipeline Decision Part 1: The National Energy Board Issues
I took the three photos below on a trip to Vancouver in 2016. Background Part 1 of this analysis discusses the issues around the National Energy Board recommendation to Cabinet, and Cabinet’s […]