#LyingLeona Lets Them Eat Cake From The Dump

Conservative Minister Leona A. is a disgrace. That means she’s a fine representative of the Conservative Party of Canada. You may remember other Lying Leona blunders from such stories as Canada phasing out coal, and the ...

The court should add notional pre-judgment interest to the jury’s general damages award when determining whether an offer to settle attracts the costs consequences of rule 49.10 of the Rules of Civil Procedure

Wilson v. Cranley, 2014 ONCA 844: [20]       As the trial judge noted, s. 128 of the CJA provides that a person who is entitled to an order for the payment of money is entitled to an award of pre-judgment interest on the amount ordered, from the date the cause of action arose to the date of the order.  Pre-judgment interest is ordinarily awarded, absent special circumstances, to reflect the value of the money...

Your Daily Ezra: Ezra Levant Gets Legal Ass Handed To Him

He’s going to be paying Khurrum Awan $80,000 so far for “reckless disregard for the truth”.  I’ve read the decision, and will excerpt a bit tomorrow, and try to post the decision,  but it isn’t really that interesting if you have followed Levant’s career.  He spread evil bullshit inte...

ConCalls: May was never contacted about #elxnfraud complaint in #RoboCon

“If the Commissioner of Canada Elections is prepared to ignore the findings of two judges, I think that will speak very poorly of the powers of investigations we have in this country to explore electoral fraud.” Côté has not yet responded to May’s complaint. It’s absolutely unacceptable that Elections Canada failed to contact the leader of a national political party after they made a formal complaint in 2011 alleging election fraud took pl...

Inukjuak, Resolute and Grise Fjord

Inukjuak, Quebec is tragically related to Resolute Bay and Grise Fjord, communities created 2000 km away in the High Arctic.  In 1953...

Pangnirtung: Photograph by David Kilabuk

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Good read on Liberal MPP Milczyn’s private members bill to promote affordable housing

As Toronto and other Canadian major cities continue to grow, more and more density and population growth is certain to happen. With that in mind, policy makers need to consider how to ensure affordable housing in urban cores remains available. This PMB by Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn is something worth taking a look at as part of that conversatio...

The arbitrariness of detention is determined by what police did and not what they could have done

R. v. Stevenson, 2014 ONCA 842   [56]       Whatever lawful police power, apart from the arrest power, thepolice may have had to detain the appellant, they did not purport toexercise any such power.  The police arrested the appellant.  The policeconduct at and after the gunpoint encounter with the appellant, is o...

Hey Kathleen Wynne! This is wrong: Catholic school principal shuts down Grade 6 students’ project on gay rights

Polly Hamilton, left, and Quinn Maloney-Tavares, both 11, wanted to do a social justice school project on gay rights, but their princ...

Pre sentence custody should be customarily considered at 1.5 to 1

R. v. Geddes, 2014 ONCA 838: [3]          In R. v. Summers, [2014] S.C.J. No. 26, the Court held that the loss of early release alone will generally be a sufficient basis on which to award enhanced credit of 1.5:1. As a result, the Crown now concedes that the appellant’s entire period of pre-sentence...

The sensational ‘The Way He Looks’ plays at Toronto’s Brazil Film Fest this Saturday…

Opening scene from director Daniel Ribeiro’s ‘The Way He Looks’ I sadly missed a previous Toronto screening ...

The Seven Billion Kilogram Dilemma

WHEN THE LONDON FOOD BANK HAD ITS FIRST city-wide food drive back in 1986, we were told to expect between 40-50,000 pounds. We weren’t fully prepared for the over 200,000 pounds that came in. Those fire stations charged with receiving the donations were swamped and an extra warehouse had to be located to store all those […] ...

But Where Would Alberta Separate To?

David Marsden, of the Clagary Herald editorial board, complains about  troubles facing the Energy East and other pipelines: Quebec separation appears to be dead for the time being. But if Alberta is continually thwarted by politicians peddling spurious arguments, don’t be surprised if talk of Alberta separation begins to catch fire once again. ...

Newfoundland prediction map

Using the figures I worked out in my last post, I’ve done up a map. I want to note I ended up using 3 as the Liberal figure as after looking at polls, it seemed more in line with reality. While this would be terrible for the Tories, it would leave them with a few seats, and their leader, in the legislature. ...

ConCalls: Conservative Tried To Vote Twice

Here’s yet another example of Conservatives behaving criminally, and being let off the hook by Elections Canada. There’s such a culture of crime in the Conservative Party, I wonder when it will be deregistered as a legitimate political party in Canada. With election fraud examples from the past three election...

Build The Change #skpoli #YXE

This is awesome. The 3 competing projects are all so great, it’s honestly hard to choose. I was just talking about being able to invest in solar power though, so I may go with the SES option. ...

Quick post on rough estimates

This is partly in reply to a 308 post about the by-elections provincially in Newfoundland. What I want to discuss is two things. First; what to do when you want to do a projection but are short on time. Right now I am very short on time (sorry for not posting more often!) so I’m not only truncating this post as much as possible, but I will teach you how to quickly do estimates....

Provincial Cooperation reveals Federal Leadership Vaccum

It’s been a long time Now I’m Coming back home I’ve been away now… Well, it’s been a while, again. I realized that I have been blogging, in my long form Facebook posts. They aren’t as in depth as the things I used to post here, but in the interest of keeping up the blog, I’ll be posting some of them here. To that end… ...

Quick question/poll

Is Julian Fantino (Minister of Veteran Affairs) the worst Cabinet Minister in the Harper Conservative government right now? That’s saying something in this government, but some folks are now openly asking if he should be replaced. His department faced a withering Auditor-General report on the inefficiencies of the Department is getting aid and help to Veterans, but he was conveniently out of the country so he didn’t have to face the music. The answer is yes, though I’...

Giving Movies a Bad Rap: Jurassic World Park Something

From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and a lack of imagination… comes a film event of a lifetime… unless you’ve lived longer than 19 years. It’s apt that Jurassic World and #Ferguson trend at the top together on Twitter. Some things should be left in the past, like racism, dinosaurs, and ’90s movies. ...

Will Brian Lilley Issue Grovelling Apology For November 18th Video Segment?

The video segment itself is  here.  Its print counterpart here. The grovelling apology (print edition) is below: Media preview Will there be a video versi...

Democracy’s Urban Face

SOME SERIOUS MOVEMENT AT LAST. During President Obama’s visit to China, it was announced that the two superpowers – the world’s largest economies, as well as the largest polluters on the globe – had reached an accord that would see the United States cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-2% before the year 2025. […] ...

NEWS FLASH! NDP MP Anonymously Accuses LPC MP Of Sexual Assault!

“It was sex without explicit consent,” she said. This is bullshit, because, want to or not, she has in fact destroyed a man’s career.  And seems willing to keep the story alive via anonymous interviews.  This is starting to look like a sleazy NDP political maneuver.  The alleged victims should come clean or clam up. ...

#BlackLivesMatter but not in #ferguson

The failure to indict Darren Wilson is a travesty.  By Langston Hughes:Embedded image permalink Ferguson:...

An independent contractor cannot recover for wrongful dismissal

Ho v. World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc., 2014 ONCA 832: In particular, the motion judge found that the appellant was not an employee but rather an independent contractor and that there could be no claim for wrongful dismissal.  ...

Record That Please

Ex-Anders aide stumbles around hunting dirt on @MarloRaynolds. Quotes CPC voter instead. Sun News runs it. Cabinet mins chime in. Beautiful. — Chris Turner (@theturner) November 25, 2014 When has recording things gone well for the Conservatives? She'll be fine. The Tories are compassiona...

Fantino "explains" government budgeting

So it has been revealed that Veterans Affairs had $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years. Now Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino is claiming that the Harper Con’s “balanced” budgets where not achieved at the expense of our veterans. He is minister-splaining the government budget to us ignorant plebs: ...

Blog interview with Howard Rabb – LPC nomination contestant, Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas

Another in my series of blog interviews I’ve done with LPC candidates, nomination candidates – today I am pleased to have done an interview with Howard Rabb, one of the Liberal nomination contestants in the riding of Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas. That nomination meeting is coming up in a couple of days (Nov 25 I believe) so I thank Howard for taking the time away from preparing for that to answer these questions! —————– For those ...

Ferguson waits

Decision day in Ferguson will be Monday at the earliest | Toronto Star: “We’re living under a governor’s declared State of Emergency, we’re facing school closures, and we’ve got enough extra law enforcement here to make us all feel like enemies in our own country. And all over a process that should have been decided months ago.”...

Rob Ford still lying and delusional to the end…

Simple minds cling to their simple talking points: ...