The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) appointed a task force in 2018, led by Regina Police Chief Evan Bray, to consider Canada’s...Read More Why aren’t we tougher on “assault-style” firearms?
Assisted reproduction policy in Canada hasn’t quite worked out as planned. After a 1993 royal commission recommended sweeping national legislation, Parliament passed the Assisted...Read More Can Parliament get assisted reproduction policy right?
In recent months, Barrick Gold Corp. has been moving quickly to redefine itself and the highly competitive gold industry. But as it acts on...Read More Should corporate law shape boards of directors?
The Quebec government’s renewed attempt to legislate state secularism in Bill 21, An Act respecting the laicity of the State, is hostile to religious...Read More Making the democratic case against Quebec’s Bill 21
In early September 2018, Mario Dion, Canada’s third conflict of interest and ethics commissioner, sent an email to a small group of civil servants...Read More Why expand the cooling-off period for public office holders?
Canadian courts today describe themselves as the guardians of the Constitution. They have the final word on what the Constitution allows and disallows, and...Read More Courts’ role as constitutional guardians in question
Lost in all the noise surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair is a broader question about the kind of political system Canadians want. Indeed, the attention...Read More Is the SNC-Lavalin affair a new constitutional moment?
An estimated one in seven Canadians has a criminal record, and while the government’s new bill to expedite suspensions of criminal records for simple...Read More Criminal records have become a lifelong stigma
The Supreme Court’s 2016 Jordan decision brought a renewed focus on how long it takes for criminal cases to come to trial in Canada....Read More The quiet power of courthouse culture can’t be ignored
Amid the spiralling SNC-Lavalin affair, the Liberal government, the party and their surrogates are trying to normalize the kind of aggressive interference with the...Read More The danger in normalizing political interference