Tag Archives: legislation

Will Tuesday’s Vote End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

A provision that would end the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy will be voted on by Senators on Tuesday as part of the annual defense authorization bill. Opponents, however, are arguing that the provision should not be included as…

Are there Legitimate Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Bill?

Post by Randall Ryder Republican lawmakers, among others, are criticizing the recently passed health care reform bill on grounds that it violates the US Constitution. Digging deeper, are these legitimate challenges to the bill? I am unequivocally in favor of health…

State Seeks to Criminalize Illegal Abortions

The Utah legislature is strongly considering legislation that would seek criminal penalties for women who seek illegal abortions. The legislation is being considered in part because of the case of recent woman who paid a stranger $150 to assault her,…

Judge Intervenes in Oklahoma Abortion Survey Debate

How much information should be known about who has abortions–and why they do it? What if the questions are so specific that they might reveal the identity of the woman involved? The state of Oklahoma is being forced to grapple…

A brief history of trade unions in Canada up to WW2

Guest Blogger: Amber Legislation forcing British Columbia paramedics back to work was introduced November 2.   The bill will impose a retroactive one year contract on 3,500 ambulance paramedics, members of CUPE 873, who went on strike April 1, 2009. It…