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While it is easy to grasp the need for protection of the right to practise one’s faith in order to avoid religious persecution, recent events involving religious extremism and reactions to real and perceived — or misperceived — extremism have highlighted other tensions and challenges that involve the state. In addition, with the recent announcement of the creation of Canada’s new Office for Religious Freedom, it seems like an opportune moment to reflect on the connection between faith, secularism, and human rights.
Monday, 09 January 2012 09:47 Written by Alan Acton
Headlines like: “How Europe is preparing for a debt disaster,” “The coming economic crash,” and “U.S. and U.K. on brink of debt disaster,” have caused financial shock waves felt around the world. The origin of the current crisis, the economic and political mess in Europe, has sent equity markets plunging worldwide. This has left many professional money mangers scratching their heads on how to allocate their clients’ money, and is even forcing some former “stars” right out of the business.
Monday, 09 January 2012 09:40 Written by Lee Akazaki
You’re back at the office, after the season of merriment, stuffed turkey, and promises of a better year ahead. If you’re lucky, you’ve come back from a few days of sun and sand.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 15:09 Written by Debra Forman
|Tony Wilson shark diving.|
Monday, 19 December 2011 09:48 Written by David A. Paul
Lawyers, particularly those new to the practice, often wonder whether they should be charging an initial consultation fee. The dilemma is obvious: lawyers want to get new clients in the door but, at the same time, also want to be paid for their services.
On Nov. 25, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre had the privilege of hosting the leader of the Achuar people of Peru, Peas Peas Ayui. There are 11,000 Achuar people who live in the Peruvian Amazon. Ayui is the newly elected leader of the National Achuar Federation, representing 42 Achuar communities. He came to speak about his request to Talisman Energy Inc. to not drill for oil on Achuar land. Gregor MacLennan, the Peru program co-ordinator for Amazon Watch provided interpretation and participated in the question and answer session that followed.
Throw out the law that has been piling up since Smells Like Teen Spirit charted in 1991. Never to be heard again from the mouths of litigators are the names Pizza Pizza, Irving Ungerman, and Aguonie. And consign the cases under the new Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 20 decided in 2010 and 2011 to the dustbin of history.