Publication: Ottawa Citizen
Errol Mendes, Common Law Section, comments on the Private members’ bill amended last year by a House of Commons committee. According to him, if passed, the bill would trump existing legislation, including the non-partisanship provisions of the Public Service Employment Act. However, the bill would face a constitutional challenge.
Questions raised about legality of proposed anti-terror bill
Publication: Sun News
Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, comments on the new anti-terror legislation and the debate surrounding it. “The temptation is to wave the legislative wand and solve a problem. You can't legislate this problem out of existence; this bill will give the appearance of taking action without actually doing anything.”
In this Op-Ed, Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, comments on the federal government’s budget plans to levy sales taxes (GST/HST) on digital products such as music downloads or online video services.