Book review: A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy by Craig Jones

[Originally posted at Canadian Lawyer] When s. 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada was referred to the British Columbia Supreme Court, I wrote that I believed the law was clearly unconstitutional in its current form: If this case was about legal recognition of polygamy — with massive implications for family law and even immigration policy — it … Continue reading Book review: A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy by Craig Jones

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Roach v. The Queen

A Toronto lawyer is pursuing legal action against the requirement that new Canadian citizens swear an oath to the country's formal Head of State: Charles Roach estimates he has at least a year and a half left to live before brain cancer kills him. The Toronto lawyer and activist has spent nearly 50 years in … Continue reading Roach v. The Queen

Danny Williams: The War With Ottawa

My latest book review for Canadian Lawyer has been posted.  Bill Rowe's account of his experiences as Newfoundland and Labrador's "ambassador" to Ottawa, while Danny Williams and Paul Martin feuded over equalization payments and offshore oil revenues, doesn't do enough to make Newfoundland's case, but it does humorously show what happens behind closed doors in … Continue reading Danny Williams: The War With Ottawa