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  • Mistrial in the Court of Public Opinion: the strange case of Robin CampJuly 7, 2018

    My latest writing about legal events, “Mistrial in the Court of Public Opinion: the strange case of Robin Camp,” has been published on The Lighthouse Project at https://www.thelighthouseproject.ca/mistrial-in-the-court-of-public-opinion-the-strange-case-of-robin-camp/.I have previously written about … Read more »

  • Why is there no lawyer for the kids and the parents?May 9, 2018

    As I explain in my bio, my entry into the legal reform/access-to-justice arena was via a public law case concerning schools, and the competing interests at war within them. I spent some 20 years investigating power dynamics in public schooling, in real time and historically, and continue to watch th … Read more »

  • Banned from Slaw: Response to The Legal Council of ElrondDecember 12, 2017

    A recent post on Slaw.ca by law system consultant and chronicler Jordan Furlong has generated a conversation that brings out many meritorious points about legal system reform. I am really happy both at the nature of the comments that have been made, and that the site moderator has decided to post th … Read more »

  • Maybe it's time we dragged our eyes away from the CharterJuly 2, 2017

    Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal spoke at the Canadian Constitutional Foundation conference in January, 2017 about political culture in the post-Charter era.I am indebted to Professor Leonid Sirota for news of the talk, thanks to his blog post in which he disagrees with it,  … Read more »

  • What the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada saidJanuary 25, 2017

    As I’ve mentioned before, the case that drew me into the legal system as a self-represented litigant was that of the BC Teachers’ Federation seeking the power to bargain what it calls “class size and class composition,” but what is in fact how public schools are organized and, overall, how much they … Read more »