On Monday, Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae stood in the House of Commons to apologize for his aide’s misconduct. “I carry the can here,” he later told reporters. “The guy at the top takes responsibility and I take it.”
No such statement has come from the Conservatives as the robo-call scandal gathers steam. That should be no surprise. For six years, the Tories have systematically perverted the very idea of staff work.
Even though I was there almost every weekend when I lived in Oregon (thanks Amtrak and AmeriCorps!), I am seriously beside myself about going back. It’s probably because pretty much our whole grad program is going, taking the train together, staying in the hipster Ace Hotel with a Stumptown in the…
“While our legal systems are infused with the notion of equity and fairness between contemporaries, we have yet to embrace the notion that justice should be facilitated between members of different generations. One exception has been in environmental law. For example, many of the provinces and the federal government have enacted “sustainable development” legislation, designed to improve environmental decision-making. The statutes define “sustainable development” as meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”—The next generation gap: equity and fairness - The Globe and Mail