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This is Democracy Whether We Like it or Not

The word democracy conjures up all kinds of things to people, but generally it means rule by the people. But in practice so far at least, democracy isn’t really rule by the people, it’s rule by representatives of the people.…

When lawyers go on strike

Should legal aid rates be increased? Can lawyers go on strike? You’d think no, not if they have their own practices. But effectively that’s what many defence lawyers in Ontario are up to these days. Maybe they don’t make as…

Justice Brownstone Talks About ‘Tug of War’

Justice Brownstone talks about his Book, "Tug of War" while at the John Howard Society in Hamilton, Ontario on June 2, 2009. Nancy Kinney of AdviceScene attended this duscussion. His 45 minute talk was recorded by a staff member from…

Negative statements and how to ignore them to meet goals

If a person stopped to listen to all the people that told them they couldn’t do something, they would never succeed.  It’s always worth hearing people out when they have advice, whether you asked for or not. But if you…

Man’s sleep-sex defence a waking nightmare for the woman he attacked

KIRK MAKIN From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail, Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009 03:51AM EDT JUSTICE REPORTER After being jolted out of sleep by a stranger raping her after a party, it was almost inconceivable to a 34-year-old Toronto woman that anything…