Understanding Canada's Constitution is a great first step in understanding the debate around Alberta's Sovereignty Act and the draft Saskatchewan First Act. EDITOR'S NOTE Alberta's Sovereignty Act came into effect on December 15, 2022 when it received royal assent from the Lieutenant Governor. … [Read more...]
Civil Disobedience, Environmental Protest and the Rule of Law
What is civil disobedience? Civil disobedience involves intentional violation of the law to achieve a result the law-breakers believe is in the public interest. Civil disobedience is a form of protest intended to draw attention to a wrong or injustice which the protesters believe is sufficiently … [Read more...]
The Fight for Supremacy of the Rule of Law in Canada
The next time that your Saturday morning reverie is disturbed by the doorbell ringing and two nice persons are standing on your doorstep with a copy of the Watch Tower, you might be inclined to treat them with some sympathetic respect if you read Peter Bowal’s most recent Whatever Happened … [Read more...]
The Rule of Law: What is it? Why should we care?
The Rule of Law is a basic, essential, and fundamental concept that has been wrestled with by philosophers, individuals, and societies for centuries. Imagine ... Living in a society where one day, while you are safely and reasonably driving your new car down the street, you are pulled over and … [Read more...]