A small percentage of Canadians infected with COVID-19 will die from the virus. Their death will usually be horrible: lung failure creating oxygen deprivation, causing multiple organ failures. Ventilators are used […]
Emergency Powers Without An Emergency?
Prime Minister Trudeau has been pressed by reporters about the COVID-19 “nuclear option” – invoking the federal Emergencies Act. PM: “At this time we do not see the federal emergencies act as […]
COVID-19 and the Cabinet’s Emergency Powers.
March 21, 2020. Briefing by Prime Minister Trudeau, responding to a question: PM: “We have not removed from the table any options. We are looking at a broad array of measures that […]
That Pipeline Again
Background In a previous blog post (The Crown’s Duty to Consult First Nations) I criticized the August 30, 2018 Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) decision quashing the Cabinet’s approval of the Trans […]
Vavilov (Part 2 of 2): Did the Court Fix Canadian Judicial Review?
If you have not read Part 1 of this post I suggest that you read it first, here. This Part is for those interested in law and how it develops but is not […]
Vavilov (Part 1 of 2): Should an Innocent Child be Punished for the Sins of His Parents?
Two different biblical answers: “The Lord…visits the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7 = Deuteronomy 5:8-10) “The son […]
Will the Paris Agreement Fix the ‘Climate Crisis’?
Preparations are now underway for COP25, a global climate conference of thousands of politicians and observers, opening December 2 in Madrid. This conference was to be held in Chile, but the Chilean […]
Every Country is Warming Twice as Fast as the Average!
If you read the recent media headlines that Canada’s temperature is warming more than twice as fast as the average, you would probably believe it, as I did at first, and fear […]
PROFOUND ANSWERS TO A PROFOUND QUESTION: IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?
For some lighter reading than my normally intense posts, I asked some well-known people for their opinions on this profound question: is the glass half-empty or half-full? As they were all much […]
Canada’s Carbon Tax: Saving the Planet or Killing our Economy?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada must fight climate change with a rising carbon tax. But several provincial premiers have attacked the federal carbon tax in court as an unconstitutional “tax grab” […]