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Monday, 15 March 2010 07:49

Lots of legal history sprung in the 1960s

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Lots of legal history sprung in the 1960sLots of legal history sprung in the 1960sBryan D. Palmer is a labour historian — one of Canada’s finest — who teaches at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont. He holds the Canada Research Chair in the department of Canadian studies.


Are video games the tobacco of the 21st century?Will gamers of the future become social pariahs like smokers? Resorting to hiding in corners and in their cars, just to get one quick fix?


What do a dry-stacked stone wall and a successful law firm have in common?Try building a dry-stacked stone wall and you will find:


Ask any construction lawyer what the hottest construction case is and you’ll get the same response: Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia (Transportation and Highways).


If it ain’t fixed, then break it: pro se litigants, civil justice reform, and the economics of lawThe aphorism “Where you stand is where you sit” means that one’s philosophy and opinions are necessarily shaped by one’s job or profession, which fits well within the ongoing debate over the proper role of lawyers in the adversarial system.


“Lawfare” an unfair attack on rights and democracyIn January, some members of the board of directors of Rights & Democracy published an opinion letter in both the National Post and Le Devoir defending the majority position of the board on the crisis surrounding the organization.


Monday, 22 February 2010 05:07

The rule of law is not the law of rule

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The rule of law is not the law of rule“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” — Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Don’t ever let the facts get in the way of a good storyYou have to love the media!


Outsourcing offshore — is it too good to be true?A surprising number of companies outsource their IT-related services to providers based in India and China. Or maybe it isn’t so surprising when one considers the potential cost savings associated with going offshore.


Tuesday, 16 February 2010 05:04

How about that Canadian non-bank sponsored ABCP?

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After hearing that there would be a November 2009 reunion of the Seinfeld cast on Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and with my recollection of Kramer’s addiction to watching reruns of Canadian Football League games, I decided to suggest some ideas to the Seinfeld creative team which focus on Canadian themes, even if somewhat obliquely. It seems that the mere mention of Canada in American sitcoms is enough to provoke laughter.

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