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Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say

Ontario using new law to suppress suits over negligent government conduct, lawyers say https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-using-new-legislation-to-shut-down-class-action-suits/ Comments Very dangerous precedence. Instead of dealing with systemic issues in the justice system and elsewhere in government they have removed the ability to sue them … Continue reading

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Jury trials at risk as judge strikes down federal ban on peremptory challenges enacted after Boushie case

JUSTICE WRITER PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 6, 2019 SEAN FINE https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-judge-strikes-down-federal-ban-on-peremptory-jury-selection/

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Autonomous drone swarms with auto target and kill modes

First NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft lands in Sigonella, Italy on Thursday (21 November 2019) First NATO AGS remotely piloted aircraft ferries to Main Operating Base in Italy 21 Nov. 2019 https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_171171.htm Comments Apparently the US has tested up … Continue reading

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Alberta terminates election commissioner’s contract amid probe into UCP leadership race

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks at the Rural Municipalities of Alberta conference, in Edmonton, Alta, on Nov. 15, 2019. JASON FRANSON/THE CANADIAN PRESS — Alberta UCP government terminates election commissioner’s contract amid probe into UCP leadership race https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-alberta-terminates-election-commissioners-contract-amid-probe-into/ Comments It … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy vs. Democracy

Examining the bureaucratic causes of public failure, economic repression, and voter alienation Philip K. Howard Center Working Paper No. 113 February 2019 This talks about the US and Wasington but the bureaucracies in Canada are similar or worse in many … Continue reading

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Winnipeg property appraiser claims city targeted him, clients for ‘economic injury’

Manitoba Rocky Neufeld alleges his success at tax appeals led city to penalize his clients Bartley Kives – CBC News Posted: October 30, 2019 – CBC Winnipeg City Hall Winnipeg’s chief financial officer, top tax assessor and other officials are … Continue reading

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B.C. senior slapped with $368 distracted driving fine for cellphone in cup holder | Globalnews.ca

BY EMILY LAZATIN CKNW Posted October 1, 2019 Updated October 2, 2019 A very large portion of traffic enforcement is focused on targeting known and even created engineering deficiencies to maximize revenue. It comes at the cost of proper public … Continue reading

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