The real danger of misinformation and disinformation is much less from incorrect information than from the political misuse of these labels by governments and social media organizations to suppress opinions they dislike. […]
Russia’s War Has Started The Great U-Turn
The West’s net zero policies, pursued too rapidly, with the wrong technologies, and without regard to energy security, has financed Russia’s war on Ukraine. The Great U-Turn back to fossil fuels has […]
Is There a Legal Limit to the Disruption of Protests?
Introduction The 2019/2020 blockades of the Canadian railway lines by certain indigenous occupiers set the precedent for the 2022 truckers’ blockades of Ottawa, the Windsor-Detroit Ambassador Bridge and other trade-sensitive locations in […]
Is There Light at the End of the Omicron Tunnel?
I wish all my readers a happy, healthy 2022. New knowledge of Covid-19 often suggests new policies that contradict existing policies. A prime example is the early advice not to wear masks, […]
Our “Made in China” Climate Policy
The main beneficiary of our climate policy is not the climate. It is China. China couldn’t do better if it had written our climate policies. We couldn’t do worse if China had […]
UNDRIP: THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (PART 2 OF 3)
part 1 of this post is here PART 2: The BC Government Has Not Enshrined UNDRIP Into Law The B.C. government last year announced, to unanimous applause in the BC Legislature, that […]
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in 2020
Excessive concentration of power in large corporations and lobby groups under capitalism can do a lot of harm. Excessive concentration of power in big government under socialism can also do a lot […]
Corona Virus and Climate Change Models: How Scary Would You Like it to Be?
I was recently reminded of a joke from the days when I was an ad executive (before I became a lawyer). Client: What time is it? Ad Exec (looking at watch): […]
When Will Canada Get The COVID-19 Vaccine? At What Price?
Keeping the world in lockdown is not a long-term solution for Covid-19. It’s time to think ahead. The lockdown will gradually have to be lifted, creating new risks of infection. We […]
Covid-19: How Are We Doing?
The media coverage of COVID-19 infections and deaths by country has been running along the bottom of our TV screens every day. But what do the bare numbers and their interpretations in […]