David M. Tanovich is a law professor at the Faculty of Law, , where he teaches in the areas of criminal law and legal ethics.
The latest round of federal judicial appointments in Ontario has further entrenched inequality in our courts and has led me to think about the following provocative question: Should white male lawyers have an ethical duty to say no the next time the federal justice minister comes calling, in order to force systemic change? In my view, the answer is yes.
It is not an understatement to say that we are in the midst of a crisis of representativeness in our federal judiciary.
IAN BAILEY, VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
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The University of New Brunswick, citing academic freedom, is supporting a professor who claims that Asian immigration has damaged Vancouver.
In a statement issued Wednesday on sociology professor Ricardo Duchesne, a university vice-president said the school’s mission and values support freedom of thought and expression while maintaining the highest ethical standards and a respectful environment.
Robert MacKinnon also said a complaint about the issue by Vancouver city Councillor Kerry Jang has been “carefully reviewed and addressed.” However, the statement provides no detail on that process or outcome.
The university declined to provide more detail Wednesday or an interview with a university official.
Mr. Jang scoffed at the response, calling it “vague,” and said he has never heard from the University of New Brunswick about the issue, which first flared up last summer when he became aware of Prof. Duchesne’s views.
“I don’t know if they actually did anything and this is just a way of defending a faculty member, circle the wagons,” said Mr. Jang, who is also a professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.
He said Prof. Duchesne is using academic freedom to hide poor scholarship. “He’s only providing one view to students and shaping their minds,” he said. “That whole academic enterprise of why we send our kids to school to become broad thinkers is not being upheld.”
A CBC News poll about Canadians’ attitudes on discrimination shows, among other things, that respondents on the Prairies are less tolerant of aboriginal peoples. But is that the reality?
Many of you shared your thoughts with the CBC’s Joanne Levasseur and about 20 panellists from across Canada on Thursday evening. Read the replay of our conversation below.
Announcing the formation of D.O.G.A.
Navigating through a labyrinth of government agencies, departments and ministries to locate the appropriate service provider or information source can be exhausting and time-consuming to say the least. To remedy this problem, governments at both the federal and provincial level have established central directories which efficiently steer citizens to the department that would best be able address their questions. “Inquiry BC”, “Service BC” and “Service Canada” are examples that come to mind.
These centres are one-stop points of contact for hundreds of services provided on behalf of government ministries, agencies, Crown corporations, various levels of government and private sector organizations. They provide toll-free access to basic Government information over the telephone to millions of callers.
Sadly, however, no contact centre has been available to capture the growing number of callers who are summarily accused, tried and convicted by the MSM and social media for making off-hand comments that are judged to be hateful, insensitive, racist, sexist, homophobic or ‘Islamophobic’ . These callers are desperate to make immediate amends by contacting the identity group they have offended. In such cases, timing is decisive. A tardy apology can be a career-ending mistake with devastating social repercussions. Finding the right contact quickly can be the difference between damage control and damage out-of-control.
The Purpose of Multicult-Speak: Killing the Canadian in the Child
“The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought — that is, a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc — should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever.” http://www.newspeakdictionary.
George Orwell, 1948
Multiculturalism is Canada’s Ingsoc. The ideology of a “soft” totalitarian state. A state that does not need gulags, detention camps, or torture chambers to achieve its goals because the ruling political class can “manufacture consent” through its control of the media, the universities, and government departments. To use Marxist terminology, the political class— the ruling class–does not need to control the “infrastructure”, it only needs to control the “superstructure”. It is far more important, for their purposes, to control the CBC than it would be to control any major corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.