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‘No More Lockdown’ rallies could result in fines, jail time, law license suspension for Sloan

As momentum increases in the No More Lockdowns movement, local politicians are not shying away from the real possibility that fighting for what they believe in could mean jail time. Derek Sloan, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, was served a summons on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021 regarding an indoor event

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A Letter to the Premier (in response to #AMOConf19)

Dear Doug, I must admit, it was an odd experience hearing you speak at the Association of Ontario Municipalities Conference in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 (#AMOConf19). I was there, gathered with thousands of other councillors and mayors from across the province, front row/centre as I always am, ready

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What is the Nothwithstanding Clause?

Section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982 (or the Notwithstanding Clause) gives parliament, at either the provincial or federal level, the ability to override decisions of the courts on certain fundamental rights for a period of five years. Why does it exist? Two reasons: first, Canada

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MPP Ian Arthur reacts to ‘disappointing’ throne speech

The 42nd Parliament of Ontario has officially opened with Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s speech from the throne at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018. The speech echoed many of the promises made during Premier Doug Ford’s campaign, and touched on the changes the Ford government intends to make – many

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