One of the fundamentals of a free republic is ‘the rule of law’ – and not the rule of men. Of course, this presupposes a starting point of just laws and a constitutional culture, since it’s not the law on the books that provides the source of justice – justice requires an understanding of various underlying moral issues and their judicious legal application. In the rush to be ‘tough on crime’ and ‘tough on terror’ – not to mention ‘tough on immigration’ and ‘tough on security’ – Canada’s leaders have apparently forgotten this important caveat. In the rush to employ executive power and pass new crisis legislation enabling expanded state powers it is often legal precedent, ancient common law precepts, and civil rights that are left on the ash-heap. We live in an age wherein our shared legal heritage in the form of free speech and political expression, the onus of proof of guilt, mens rea, habeus corpus, and open government are all dying the death of a thousand slow legislative cuts. As citizens of Canada, it is incumbent on us all to sit up a little and ask if we really want to walk down that path. It is not law, but tyranny that lies in wait round the next couple of turns and our government is herding towards that legal pen via a simple, time-tested expedient: fear.
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Civilian body, SIU to probe G20 role of police | Civil liberties association to sue police on behalf of G20 arrestees | States Must Honor Gun Rights, U.S. High Court Says | First G20 ‘secret law’ arrestee plans Charter challenge | ACTA Leak: EU pushes for criminalizing non-commercial usages | G20 law gives police sweeping powers to arrest people | Judge Greenlights Sonic Cannons for Use on Civilian Protest, Further Court Tests Slated for Fall | Final two ‘Toronto 18ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â² terror accused found guilty of unwitting participation | Australian Government to Force Use of State Firewall Package, Block ‘Unauthorized’ Programs | No legislation, no precedent to limit G20 police powers | 13 new prisons: New crime bill will cost feds additional $5-billion | US supreme court: Human rights advice, nonviolent aid to banned groups tantamount to ‘terrorism’ | Supreme Court upholds restrictions on government documents | Iceland Unanimously Approves ‘Wikileaks Bill’ To Establish Free Speech Press Haven | Internet ‘kill switch’ proposed for US President | New RCMP watchdog on a short leash: critics | UK doctors agree to waive privacy of mentally ill gun owners | New RCMP watchdog to have more tools to check complaints about force | RCMP to get new oversight agency | Maher Arar loses ‘last hope’ for judicial review of rendition case in U.S. court ruling | Tribunals can rule on Charter claims: Supreme Court | Liberals aim to put a bullet in bill to scrap gun registry | Goldman Sachs subpoenaed for failing to cooperate with finance probe | Canada can’t deny suspected terrorists of rights on basis of UN blacklist, lawsuit claims | Anti-gun registry bill hits snag as committee votes not to proceed | Tories unveil tougher copyright bill, requires ISPs to keep user info | Copyright Act changes to be revealed today | India Gearing Up To Fight ACTA; Seeking Other, Like-Minded, Countries | Canada’s inhumane prison plan | Pot activist Marc Emery on his way to US jail | Judge OKs release of 3 Hutaree members | Motive clause of terrorist act should not have been struck down, court rules in Khawaja appeal | US Hutaree Militia ‘Terror’ Case Update — Members Out on Bail, Case in Shambles | Bulk water exports prohibited under new U.S.-Canada border regulations | Pirate Bay Appeal Judges Cleared of Bias | International Copyright Draft Release Was Apparently A One Time Deal: Now We’re Back To Secrecy | Paul bill to audit Federal Reserve passes as one-shot deal | SEC widens probe of Wall Street to include Morgan Stanley | Random sobriety tests would breach constitutional rights: Bar association | Marc Emery, ‘Prince of Pot’ will be extradited | Bill would strip terror suspects of U.S. citizenship | US regulators seek new network neutrality laws | Police groups join forces in support of long gun registry | Red Alert: New Canadian DMCA Bill Within Six Weeks | Tories revive mandatory sentences for drug crimes | U.S. rejects Ottawa’s plea to suppress Khadr interrogation by CSIS agents | Treat Khadr as child soldier: UN envoy | RCMP unveil new stun gun rules: Verbal warning, imminent harm required | UK Government cannot use secret evidence in GuantÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¡namo torture case, court rules | Taser International allowed to challenge Braidwood report | Speaker orders Harper government to cough up Afghan detainee documents | Police chief supports marijuana decriminalization | Tories reintroduce anti-terror act provisions that cross line, former CSIS chief warns | Unconstitutional? Ontario government slips another new energy tax in under the radar | Official ACTA Draft Released, Only Very Slightly Less Awful Than Expected | Assisted suicide voted down by MPs | The Economist On Why Copyright Needs To Return To Its Roots | Goldman Sachs charged with $1bn fraud over toxic sub-prime securities | Ont. smoking club appeal tossed by top court | Quebec Liberals accused of judicial graft, Charest orders inquiry | Taser International challenge should be dismissed, B.C. government argues | Former Toronto drug squad officers must face trial after all, top court rules | White House approves assassination of cleric linked to Christmas bomb plot | Harkat defence gets bombshell help from declassified U.S. documents | Hundreds of Toronto G20 delegates granted diplomatic immunity | Isohunt Ordered to Remove Infringing Content | The prison spending boom | UK: Children must go through airport naked body scanners | CETA worse than ACTA — EU Trade Negotiators Demand Canada Completely Overhaul Its Intellectual Property Laws | FBI raids in Washtenaw, Lenawee counties tied to Michigan militia group | Entire Text of ACTA Treaty Leaks to Online Rights Website | Barack Obama’s healthcare bill passed by Congress | Revealed: ACTA to cover seven categories of intellectual property | Opposition threatens contempt motion over Afghan torture documents | Ontario street racing rules upheld | U.S. cybersecurity bill introduced in Senate | Non-binding motion to limit PM’s prorogation power passes | Copyright conviction raises privacy concerns | MP Charlie Angus Introducing Private Copying Levy Bill, Flexible Fair Dealing Motion | Planned random DUI checkpoints a violation of rights | UK schools ‘break law’ to spy on pupils | NDP tables torture-prevention bill | ‘Security Certificate’ victim Charkaoui to sue Ottawa for $24 million | Tories revive random roadside breath test | EU Parliament votes down ACTA global copyright resolution by overwhelming margin | Cyber-bullying cases put heat on Google, Facebook | UK: Commons committee rejects six-year DNA records plan | UK: Hundreds more town hall staff to get police-style powers | George Jonas: Mr. Bumble’s gun registry | An American Detention Bill You Ought to Read More Carefully | Military trials possible for Sept. 11 terror suspects | MP threatens motion on Afghan documents | Ontario closer to handing over Ipperwash park to Chippewas | Obama gives Patriot Act another year with no privacy protections | UK: Government fury as judges attack MI5, security services | Bernanke Pushes to Keep Regulation Power as Some Senators Waver | Pentagon Discloses Hundreds of Reports of Possibly Illegal Intelligence Activities | Cabinet ministers’ offices regularly interfere in access to information requests, says Tory staffer | N.Y.C. bomb plot suspect Zazi makes plea deal after mother threatened | ACTA Internet Chapter Leaks: Renegotiates WIPO, Sets 3 Strikes as Model | Former terror suspect Hassan Almrei wants apology | Precedent setting meeting called as Canada’s premiers attend Governors Association in Washington DC | Khadr’s lawyers dispute government decision | Raw milk farmer to continue fight | Ottawa reluctantly asks U.S. for assurances Khadr trial will not use evidence CSIS obtained in violation of rights | Toronto 18 conspirator Shareef Abdelhaleem ‘not entrapped’, despite evident entrapment: judge | 5 Muslims jailed for Australian terror plot | Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power | UK Top judge: Binyam Mohamed case shows MI5 to be devious, dishonest and complicit in torture | ACTA Is Called An ‘Executive Agreement’ To Implement Restrictive Copyright With Less Hassle Than A Treaty | Ottawa to appeal provincial safe injection site ruling | Gene Patents Under Legal Attack | Men at Work plagiarized Kookaburra tune, Australian court rules | Hollywood loses landmark copyright case in Australia | Harper government violating Constitution: prof | Omar Khadr’s rights were violated: Ruling sees top court clash with Tories | ACTA One Step Closer To Being Done; Concerns About Transparency Ignored | Crotch bomber bill before Congress: Treat all ‘terrorism suspects’ as enemy combatants. Domestically. | Toronto Star Columnist Fiorito: The cops came and took my gun | Bankers unite against Barack Obama and Gordon Brown in call for world regulation | Pie tossing is terrorism, MP says. Seriously. | Watchdogs describe coming ‘under attack’ by Conservative government | Internet companies voice alarm over Italian copyright law | NSA beats warrantless wiretap rap | The Toronto 18 Publication Ban: Silence affects the core of justice | BATF Notice Bans Private Gun Sales In Texas | Harkat challenge of security certificate goes to court | Obama Information Czar Calls For Banning Free Speech | UK: Anti-terror stop and search policy ruled illegal by European human rights court | Harper says Parliament brings ‘games’ and ‘instability’ | Convicted 9/11 conspirator not allowed to see evidence, loses appeal
US court dismisses charges against Blackwater security guards | U.S. ruling limits how police can use Tasers | Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo calls for rights, jailed 11 years for ’subversion’ | Prominent Chinese reformer on trial for subversion | Ottawa seeks secrecy in Tamil migrant case | Beyond ACTA: Proposed EU — Canada Trade Agreement Intellectual Property Chapter Leaks | US Buying Illinois Prison for Guantanamo Detainees | Australia introduces web filters | Almrei security certificate struck down | Government will review ‘anti-terror’ security certificates: Van Loan | Financial reform bill passes U.S. House | Toronto drug officers face more corruption accusations | Diane Francis: We need a global one-child policy | Police corruption case killed by delays | New Leaks of Secret ACTA Copyright Law Reveal Oppressive ‘Global DMCA’ | Geist: Will web child-porn bill do more harm than good? | Canadian crime and American punishment | Vancouver eases Olympic protest restrictions | Obama Wants Computer Privacy Ruling Overturned | MPAA Says Critics of Secret Copyright Treaty Hate Hollywood | B.C. Nisga’a First Nation approves private property rights | Parliament votes ‘in principle’ to scrap gun registry, bill moves to second reading | US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel | More ACTA Details Leak: It’s An Entertainment Industry Wishlist | Judge OKs Challenge to Human-Gene Patents | Tories move closer to killing gun registry | U.S. court denies Maher Arar’s appeal | Bill would end RCMP self-investigations | Silvio Berlusconi says he will stay on as Italy’s PM even if convicted in court | Nortel employees to lose pensions, Liberals vow change to bankruptcy laws | Globe appeal to protect adscam sources before court | Court orders CSIS to hand over secret file | War resister takes refuge in Vancouver church | Ottawa won’t budge on secrecy laws | Taser inquiry wraps up in Vancouver with legal squabbles | Passage of Bill C-6 Imminent, Gives Health Canada Warrantless Search and Seizure Powers | Anti-Olympic signs could net 6 months’ jail: rights group | Kuebler dropped as Omar Khadr’s lawyer | Crown attorneys told to stop illegal juror checks | Writers call for probe into human rights commission | Random breathalyzer tests considered for Canada | Secret juror background checks not illegal, prosecutor says | UK: G20 ‘Police’ Protest Troupe in Bras and Stockings Charged With Impersonating Police | Crown appeals Toronto bomb plotter’s sentence | New Czech move to block ratification of EU constitution | Judge in Pirate Bay Appeal Removed for Bias | Case for Internet spying not closed | You Commit Three Felonies a Day | Ontario school boards face huge copyright bill for photocopying class material | Tory plans for U.S.-style prisons slammed in report | Obama Stands Behind Use of ‘State Secrets’ in Warrantless Surveillance Lawsuit | Toronto police seize 400 guns in ’safety push’ | Federal court limits Afghan detainee torture probe | Judge eases restrictions on Harkat | Massachusets Says Forced Injections, Quarantines For Any “Rapidly Spreading Germ” | Liberal MP introduces war resisters bill | UK: Now Big Brother targets helpful parents — 1 in 4 Britons vetted for giant new child protection database | ‘Stunt driving’ automatic convictions ruled unconstitutional | French Government To Use Swine Flu Threat In Crack Down On Liberties | ‘Toronto 18ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â² member handed 14-year sentence | It’s a great day for freedom of speech: ‘Hate Speech’ laws found to violate Charter Rights | Hutterites press fight vs. licence photos | Cyber Bullying Case Officially Dismissed for Vagueness | MP Charlie Angus on copyright: industry lobby pulling for ‘dead business model’ | BC chiefs kill flawed aboriginal rights law | ACLU Sues US Department of Homeland Security over Border Laptop Searches | Judge Orders Federal Reserve To Disclose Who Received Bailout Trillions | U.S. probes ‘inhumane’ CIA tactics under Bush | Rendition still happening on Obama’s watch | Ottawa to appeal Khadr ruling to top court | 2-year term sought in Toronto ‘terror plot’ | UK Government to consider internet disconnection policy, restrictions | US justice department to investigate CIA over interrogation methods | Obama approves new interrogation unit | Charkaoui asks court to toss security certificate case | Harper hints at appeal of Khadr ruling | RCMP reject watchdog report on internal investigations | Former copyright lobbyist is Obama’s top pick for US Attorney | Forced quarantines, vaccinations among pandemic powers provinces could employ | Prominent protesters stand trial in Iran | Spanking vote underway in New Zealand | Handgun bans and the world of make-believe | U.S. native activist Peltier up for parole hearing | Can The Public Be Heard On Copyright Issues? | Alberta Hutterites need enhanced driver’s licence photos: top court | Hands off the Fed, Bernanke warns Congress | Justice says changes needed in Taser use | Copyright Consultation Launches: Time For Canadians To Speak Out | Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers | Akwesasne chief pushes for Mohawk sovereignty | Supreme Court rules tainted evidence admissible in ‘minor’ Charter violations | Third stab at copyright law ‘reform’ to kick off with consultations | Pentagon-handpicked 9/11 families want Gitmo kept open | Hillary Clinton: ‘CFR Tells Government What It Should Be Doing’ | Fed ‘Independence’ or Fed Secrecy? | Yahoo! protects user privacy – and gets fined by Belgium | Abdelrazik vows to clear name from ‘unjust’ UN no-fly list | Net Neutrality hearings begin with conflicting claims | Internet speed control faces scrutiny at CRTC hearings | Canada to match U.S. climate change rules | Privacy watchdog troubled by ‘explosion’ of information breaches | CSIS bungled second terror case | Obama Administration Shuts Down 9/11 Families Lawsuit | Use of warrantless police wiretaps flies under the radar | US Congress Passes the 1,200-page Climate Bill that it was not allowed to read | John Manley to ‘bridge divide’ between business and government as new CCCE chief | Top court to hear ‘Adscam’ media gag order challenge | Pirate Bay Retrial Denied | Pro-rights ‘Charter 08ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â² Manifesto author could face prison in China | Illegal Victoria Transit bag searches reinstated under new policy for Canada Day | Leaked documents in 9/11 suit show House of Saud links to ‘Al-Qaeda’, extremism | Harkat raid ruled illegal | Ottawa appeals court order to repatriate Omar Khadr | Canada is now on the national securities regulation bandwagon | US Cyber Security Czar Front-Runner No Friend of Privacy | France forbids protesters from wearing face masks | Obama unveils overhaul of financial system oversight | Judge: B.C. taser probe can rule on Mountie misconduct issue | Canada, U.S. will renegotiate Great Lakes water treaty | MPs call for expanded privacy law | Inquiry makes criminal allegations vs. Mounties in Dziekanski death: lawyer | Secret juror screening spreads to Windsor | Stockholm Court: Pirate Bay Judge ‘Unbiased’ | Mounties want to bar Taser inquiry from finding misconduct | Title law would undermine native rights, lawyers say | Time to slay Canadian file-sharing myths | MPs from all four parties ink secret deal on cash | Canadian Courts don’t buy word of government | CRTC keeps new media exempt from broadcasting regulation | Court orders Ottawa to let Abdelrazik return to Canada | Vancouver pot activist Marc Emery to plead guilty to U.S. drug charge | US Federal Judge Tosses Telecom Spy Suits | Harkat lawyers accuse officials of conducting illegal raid | CSIS forced to ‘reveal’ info on secret source in Harkat case | Judge orders recall of CSIS witnesses in Harkat case for potential perjury, obstruction | Committee calls on Cannon to let Abdelrazik appear in Ottawa | Oppressive anti-terror laws stay despite end of Sri Lankan civil war, Canadian embassy defaced by govt supporters | US Supreme Court rules police can initiate suspect’s questioning if right to counsel waived | Showdown in NSA Wiretap Case: Judge Threatens Sanctions Against Justice Department | Prosecutors, police caught checking potential juror’s backgrounds | UK: Fury as Commons denied vote on DNA database | Top court reserves decision in reporter confidentiality case | Don’t let media shield ‘criminals’, hearing told | Supreme Court to rule on ‘tidal-wave’ of press freedom cases | Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear Afghan detainee torture case | Tories propose law allowing fingerprinting before charges are laid | Top court to examine if minimum sentences apply despite charter violations | UK Police, MI-5 stretched too thin to stop London bombings: report | Veteran OPP officer charged with fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice | France passes ‘three strikes’ Internet surveillance law | Canadian Parliament Threatens People For Posting Video Of Proceedings Online | EU wants ‘Internet G12ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â² to govern cyberspace | Canada placed on USA copyright blacklist | EU approves free-trade talks with Canada | Revenue Canada destroys man’s life, refuses to pay for million-dollar mistake | PM must press U.S. for Khadr’s return from Guantanamo, court rules | Hands off: Cellphone driving ban approved | Supreme Court rejects breast-implant case | Pirate Bay lawyer calls for retrial after judge confirms ties to copyright groups | Cops can now ‘take all your stuff’ | After Three Amigos rendezvous, White House confirms there’s no plan to reopen NAFTA | Serious offences declined before Tories: study | No vote scheduled on Tory bill to kill gun registry | Toronto: New bin regime spawns new rules, confusion for avid recyclers | UK: DNA pioneer Alec Jeffreys: drop innocent from database | Parade of excuses continues as Ottawa denies citizen’s repatriation | Former Justice Minister Accused in Suit of Accepting Kickbacks | Trash search doesn’t violate privacy rights, says top court | BC Court Tells Ottawa to Amend Status Rules for Natives | Following Bush lead, Obama moves to block challenge to wiretapping program | Province of Ontario fights to keep farm workers from unionizing | Cybersecurity law would give feds unprecedented net control | Munk Centre researchers discover botnet, call for international cyberspace ‘legal regime’ | Watchdog rejects government bid to delay Afghan detainee inquiry | War resister Kimberly Rivera gets 11th hour stay from deportation | UK MP George Galloway takes Canadian speaking ban to court | Rights groups press for better security oversight | Judge finds no entrapment of suspects in Toronto ‘terror’ case | UK Home Secretary unveils civilian anti-terrorism security force | Harper urges supporters to fight long gun registry | Water not recognized as human right in World Water Forum statement | US Congress passes mandatory national service bill | RCMP sexual harassment case dismissed because inquiry took too long | Barclays bank gags Guardian newspaper over tax avoidance leaks | Pakistan restores outspoken judge | Obama administration: Guantanamo detainees have ‘no constitutional rights’ | Changes to law could affect navigation of Canadian waters, critics say | Obama Administration Claims Copyright Treaty Involves State Secrets | Entrapment becoming standard procedure for police | Khawaja sentenced to 10Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ years in prison | Tories aim to bring back anti-terrorism provisions | UK: Government plans to keep DNA samples of innocent | Ottawa moves to toughen anti-gang laws | Canadians tortured overseas sue government | Former MI5 chief: UK Ministers ‘using fear of terror’ to restrict civil rights | UK: Calling the police to account for anti-photography law | New law to give police access to online exchanges | Crown seeks lengthy sentence for Khawaja | Increasing Number of States Declaring Sovereignty | UK: Why protesters are now stalkers: An object lesson in legal usage creep | After Obama praises torture ruling, civil liberties group appalled | RIM execs, securities watchdog reach settlement | Milk trial defence: Raw milk is safe and food choice a right | RCMP destroyed evidence, charges dismissed in second torture case for officers | RCMP destroyed evidence, court stays impaired-driving charges against Mountie | Toronto 18 Terror case: RCMP agent Shaikh was instigator who broke law: defence | New Legislation Authorizes FEMA Camps In U.S. | U.S. war resister gets temporary stay of removal | Publication ban law too broad, top Ontario court rules | Montreal may ban insults to police | Montreal in bid to unmask protesters | Raw milk crusader returns to court to fight charges | Resisters of a ‘dumb’ war | Whistleblower: NSA even collected credit card records | Arar in Canada when ’seen’ by Khadr, hearing told | Khadr trial date up in air after ’secret’ refiling of charges: defence lawyer | Bank of England cloaks books, fears of monetary manipulation arise | Mulroney-Schreiber probe has no jurisdiction to find liability | EU Police set to step up warrantless hacking of home PCs
Ban-happy Ontario accused of ‘Big Brotherism’ | UK Culture secretary wants international age restrictions for web | Australian Citizen Journalist Charged for Filming Police under Anti-Terror Law | Latest Round of Closed-Door ACTA Copyright Negotiations Wrap Up | CSIS monitoring calls between suspects and their lawyers | CRTC Internet regulation proposals take shape | Public access vs. government secrecy the issue in Supreme Court of Canada case | Bestiality, suicide questions OK for job applicants, Halifax concludes | Supreme Court set to consider privacy rights | Financial Times: And now for a world government | Decision to prorogue parliament sets ‘very dangerous’ precedent: constitutional expert | Cyberbullying verdict turns rule-breakers into criminals | European court rules DNA database breaches human rights | UK Speaker: No warrant issued in search of opposition Immigration Minister | Congressman Warns Of Secret Plans To Create International Central Bank | Ontario to place prosecutors in police stations | Stephen Harper, evil genius, to pull financial plug on opposition: National Post | Stop ignoring Omar Khadr case: Opposition MPs to PM | Tribunal shouldn’t police online hate, report says | Jim Flaherty Urging Greater Federal, International Control over Canadian economy | Police decline to lay charges in school sex-abuse allegations | IMF: G20 meeting underscores need for greater surveillance, changes in global governance | Ottawa moves to block Afghanistan detainee torture hearings again | Flaherty calls for mandatory IMF surveillance | Copyright treaty consultation process snubs public | Inquiry into Vancouver airport Taser death put off 2nd time | Cornwall sex abuse inquiry given deadline to wrap it up | Ottawa given evidence of torture, official says | Torture Tactics Endorsed in Secret White House Memos | CRTC to consider Internet regulation, invites public comment | Security expert: Weak accusations against Almrei, held 7 years on security certificate | Another U.S. War Resister to be deported | Jailed whistleblower in Ont. child sex abuse inquiry set free | Top court to decide whether trash is private | Deeply flawed coroner’s office condemned, ‘Shaken Baby’ convictions to be reviewed | ‘Timid’ police watchdog needs teeth: Ontario ombudsman | Radical change needed in privacy protection, Ont. watchdog says | Toronto Police offer gun owners shiny new camera, home visit to disarm themselves | Globe: “No evidence” of plot in terror conviction, “wide net” cast by strong new laws | Youth found guilty in Toronto terror trial despite RCMP mole’s entrapment role | Feds ordered to share evidence with defence in Harkat security case | Feds give customs agents free hand to seize travelers’ documents | Was Canada’s Privacy Commissioner targeted for opposition to intrusive security policies? | Harper threatens confidence motion over twice failed crime bill if re-elected | Layton promises urban gun control | Towards a new world order: Canada-EU trade proposal rivals scope of NAFTA | Digital rights groups sue for access to secret ACTA treaty | Ont. premier calls for Canada-wide ban on handguns | Tories admit to using regional funds for federal campaign last election | The Millershevik Revolution: Centralization of Power in Toronto’s City Hall | Police Taser and abuse suspect, lie on stand, man still convicted | Paul Martin promoting a new League of Nations on the road | Hide IDs in court rulings, privacy chief says | Supporters rally behind sex-crime whistleblower jailed for contempt | Critics waging a cyber offensive to fight copyright changes | Early U.S. war deserter ordered deported | Tentacles of Secrecy Grip Tightly | PM’s tactic `authoritarian’ | Tory ‘Guilty before proven innocent’ law to make debut in court | Ontario Health Tax Review Called a ‘Sham’ | Public left out of anti-counterfeiting trade talks | Turning Toronto into a nanny state | US mortgage firm bailout includes rider clause to expand police state: all credit card transactions now to be reported to IRS | Chicago, awash in gun violence, gives Toronto advice: You need a gun ban like ours | U.S. army war resister’s deportation sparks outrage | Financial ’super cop’ role for Fed | The Resurgent Idea of World Government | Police to demand blood, urine at roadside stops | High court reprimands CSIS policy of destroying secret evidence in security case | In the new Canada, we are all wards of the state | Toronto bans gun clubs from city property | All speech is free in Canada except speech we happen to hate | Canadian Industry Minister lies about Canadian DMCA on national radio, then hangs up | Why letting courts overrule parents is a dumb idea | Senators approve anti-spanking bill | Human rights body to consider Internet speech regulation | They call it cap and trade, but it’s just another fuel tax | The Canadian DMCA: Check the Fine Print | Government ready to drop copyright bomb | Justice Critic Brands Street Racing Vehicle Seizure Law as “Police State-ism” | Transparency needed on ACTA | Torture was expected in ‘top-down’ decision to deport Arar: lawyer | House of Commons adopts Layton’s Kyoto Plus bill | MPs vote to give asylum to U.S. deserters, Tories say no | Quebec, Ontario sign historic climate pact | Municipalities Join Miller in Calling for Final Citizen Disarmament | Parliament losing power, author says | Revamped copyright law targets electronic devices | Ottawa warns on gold-backed Web trades | Information lockdown: How Harper Controls the Spin | Flaherty pushes draft law for single securities regulator | Canada’s top court orders partial access to Khadr transcripts | New Attempt to Align Canada’s Copyright Act with USA Coming Soon | Naturopaths Fear Proposed Bill C-51 | Elected Parliamentarians Neutered by PM-Appointed ‘Courtiers’ | CRTC revisits Internet oversight | Canada Considering “Three Strikes and You’re Out” ISP Policy | Human rights reforms could trigger unfair proceedings | Tories kill access to information database | Big Pharma Pushing to Criminalize Supplements | Canada’s C-51 Law May Outlaw 60% Of Natural Health Products | Crown complained of lack of Toronto police support in drug squad case | Ontarians [now] free to hang clothes in yards | Widen DNA dragnet: Police Chief Blair | Ontario’s spooky thought police | Canada’s anti-terror law unconstitutional, defence says | The Ontario Human Rights Commission: Hey, we want to be in the censorship business, too! | The Canada-Israel “Public Security” Agreement | More secrecy added to already secret process | Charkaoui set to fight new security certificate law | New security certificates issued | The New Security Certificate: Rushing injustice through the Senate | Rule by fear or rule by law?
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