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  • Dear Justice Abella: you created the problem. You can fix it. This is a good start.

    In an April 24th piece published in the Globe and Mail (pasted below), Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella argued that “It’s time to think about designing a whole new way to deliver justice to ordinary people with ordinary disputes and ordinary bank accounts.” In support of her thesis, sh … Read more »

  • Legal rock star hits a sour note

    Leonid Sirota has painted himself into a corner.This happened to Sirota when he broke the rule that experts should not stray outside their area of expertise without realizing that they have crossed a boundary, outside of which they need to ramp down their belief in their own superiority.I refer to h … Read more »

  • Transitioning 500 foster kids can't possibly be right

    Update, January 7, 2021:After some procedural back-and-forths, a deadline of December 2nd was set for the submission of my final “Statement of Points” to the HPRB, in preparation of its Stage 1 review. I submitted on that date, and now await the outcome of the panel’s Stage 1 review. The purpose of … Read more »

  • Ex turpi causa non oritur actio

    (lightly edited February 20th, 5 pm)Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson is being persecuted for allegedly violating court orders that seek to keep a hermetic seal on information about an explosive BC case about a transgender child legally emancipating herself from her father in order to take cross-sex hormone … Read more »

  • Access-to-Justice, Legal Aid: Federal Election Perspective

    Yesterday, the Lawyer’s Daily published a call for the funding of Legal Aid to be a federal election issue. I am presently a candidate in the federal election, running for the Peop … Read more »