- April 08, 2013 - 14:58
Retribution against anyone who speaks out,... Does this promote free speech and is in line with democratic principles? Does this approach promote the freedoms our soldiers risk their lives to defend? Or is retribution and restriction of freedom of expression the way of dictators? Pretty bad when lawyers must group together to avoid retribution. Is this an acknowledgement that our Charter of Rights is not a good protection for them? Freedom of expression... isn't that a legal right? Where is the Rule of Law? Or is that a crock?
- April 06, 2013 - 17:42
The PC's say they consulted the experts for input and advice concerning budget cuts, but a legal aid expert gives his advice on how the cuts are a disaster for the Justice system and is suspended! What the PC's should say, is that they want experts who will say what they want them to say. How can anyone have respect for the law and this government if someone who uses free speech gets punished? The Premier, and other government officials, will act all solemn on Remembrance Day, extolling the sacrifices made for our rights and freedoms --while taking those same rights away the next day! What a bunch of petty dictators!
- Herb Morrison
- April 06, 2013 - 10:39
I was astounded to read the following comment :“To put it another way, if there was any group that shouldn’t feel the chill about writing about their view of a very public situation in the province’s courts, this would be it.” The writer of this particular opinion piece seems to forget that, before a person is a Lawyer, they are a human beings. Consequently, this particular group of human beings cannot be faulted if they seek individual anonymity, because they feel a chill when facedwith the possibility of losing .their job, for having chosen to be part of a group speaking publically on a controversial issue. The lawyers who make up this group have a legitimate reason for seeking anonymity, at least in my opinion.. Furthermore, why should there be such an outcry when a group who appears to have a legitimate reason for seeking anonymity, chooses to exercise that right, given the fact that there is little or no public reaction when numerous contributors to this and other websites exercise their right to anonymity when they post an article or comment which might be controversial in nature. Could it be that the Governmen’s apparent lack of compassion, which it has demonstrated with the recent round of both job cuts and cuts to much needed Programs, is contagious / Lets hope not.
- Corporate Psycho
- April 06, 2013 - 10:33
Anyone one remember King doing something similar when he was Ed Minister? Very vindictive.
- Stephen Redgrave
- April 06, 2013 - 09:20
Keep the pressure on King! He has cut so deep that his department is bleeding profusely, eventually it will bleed out and die. We We can't let them do it. If it survives it will be weak and barely able to function in society.