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Bill to give backbenchers more power lauded

OTTAWA – A private member's bill that would give ordinary MPs significant power – including the ability to vote out their leader – has been tabled in the House of Commons. ... Read more

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NDP work in Parliament not translating into votes

By Jeremy Richler The NDP can take solace in the fact their candidate Linda McQuaig managed to turn Toronto-Centre, a traditionally a rock-solid Liberal seat, into a spirited ... Read more

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Council made right decision to strip Mayor Ford's powers

By Jeremy Richler Toronto city council has resembled a circus, in recent days, with the continuous smear of criminal allegations surrounding the mayor and apparent thuggish ... Read more

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Video surfaces of Rob Ford threatening someone

TORONTO - A new video showing a visibly outraged Rob Ford in an expletive-laced tirade threatening to  kill someone is extremely embarrassing, the embattled mayor said Thursday. ... Read more

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Ford deserves due process, falls short of addressing issues

While no convictions have been made in a court of law against Rob Ford, the mayor needs to address the serious allegations against him in the court of public opinion or step aside, ... Read more

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Donald Bayne could be Stephen Harper's "worst nightmare"

Ottawa criminal lawyer Donald Bayne, hired by embroiled senator Mike Duffy, has the potential to become the prime minister’s “worst nightmare,” Toronto lawyer Jeremy Richler ... Read more

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Federal government to move on Quanto's Law

OTTAWA – The federal government is signalling it will create new legislation to protect animals that work with police. In its speech from the throne Wednesday, the government said ... Read more

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Census dodging: When rational legal reasoning borders on the absurd

By Jeremy Richler The cornerstone of any democracy is a functioning judiciary which provides a forum for all citizens to assert and protect their rights while reminding our duly ... Read more

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Case must be made for sensible proposal, like the Scarborough LRT

An LRT route makes the most sense for Scarborough because it is less costly, and a better use of taxpayers’ dollars on a route that will not reach 30,000 at peak hours any time in ... Read more

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Byelection results? Voters are angry, and Liberals are in the crosshairs

By Jeremy Richler The results of this summer's five Ontario byelections are, on their face, rather dull. Though the Liberals only managed to secure two of the five seats ... Read more

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MacKay in good position to run justice portfolio

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to name Peter MacKay as minister of justice in today’s cabinet shuffle is a move in the right direction, Toronto lawyer  Jeremy Richler ... Read more

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Consumers win with new CRTC wireless code

By Jeremy Richler If Canadians were looking for a break from high cell phone bills, exorbitant international roaming charges, and interminable three year contracts rendering ... Read more

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Why the Senate scandal continues to unravel the Conservatives

By Jeremy Richler Of all the crises a government must tame, the most difficult to douse are the ones conceived by their own imprudence. The appearance of secrecy, incompetence ... Read more

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Liberals present a credible alternative in Justin Trudeau

By Jeremy Richler After more than seven years at the helm, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are starting to wear their battle scars. They look tired, pathologically ... Read more

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Three reasons to bet on a Liberal comeback

By Jeremy Richler If a week is a long time in politics, then a year is an eternity. And in the case of Canadian politics, a lot has changed in the last year. Back then, ... Read more

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Ban on facilitation payments most important part of new law

A ban on so-called facilitation payments, included in a proposed new law outlawing the bribery of foreign officials, sends a loud signal that Canada is getting serious about ... Read more

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Gloves are off, but punches aren't sticking

The gloves have come off, but the jabs aren't making an impact, Toronto lawyer Jeremy Richler says in a recent appearance on CTV’s Political Express panel, referring to ... Read more

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Review panel would help clarify net benefit test

The federal government should, pursuant to the Investment Act, empower an arm’s-length regulatory panel to make foreign direct investment decisions for all notifiable ... Read more

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Idle No More protest "isn't going to die"

Toronto lawyer Jeremy Richler joined CTV’s Political Express panel this week to discuss MPs returning to the House of Commons and how they will handle the Idle No More protests ... Read more

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Lessons drawn from Attawapiskat crisis

By Jeremy Richler It has been over a generation since Canada has been witness to relations with its First Nations, which truly are at a tipping point, as Assembly of First ... Read more

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