Lawyer Gerald Chipeur and Beryl P. Wasjman Making a Difference

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur and Beryl P. Wasjman Made a Difference

Would You Make a Difference

I would to start this post with a couple of questions. Can you make a difference today? Should you make a difference today? How can you make a difference today. Yes these questions are about what you can do to make a difference. The difference you choose will be one for the better good of all mankind.  Lawyer Gerald Chipeur and Beryl P. Wasjman Made a Difference.

Over the decades and centuries people and groups have stepped out to make a difference. Some for the better and some not so good.

I guess you need to also ask yourself if the world around you is worth it. Do you want to create something for the future that will last?

A gentleman by the name of Beryl p. Wasjman thinks so. He believes that you influence the world around you. I think that he is just one of many who think this way. I also think that he is one of many who is willing to step out and speak out. By stepping out you will definitely make a difference.

Changes Through The Years

Over the years we have seen a lot of change take place. Through the expressed thoughts and ideas that others this has taken place. There have been civil wars, world wars, and just wars over many thoughts and ideas. Countries have risen and then disappears and even dissolved because of thoughts and ideas. How about your thoughts and ideas? Can they and will they make a difference or even an impact on the world around you?

There has always been the physical and mental worlds to make major changes and be of some type of influence. I am not a great history buff but there have been so might people over time who have influenced history. People like Alexander the great, Stalin, Hitler, Churchhill, and others. There have been many presidents and prime ministers who have made many changes. They have had great impacts on countries and nations.

Does the above paragraph mean you have to have great power to influence the world. Will that influential impression last. Maybe! It could be that you just need to be in a position where you are able to influence people of great power. Stepping out for what you believe in means that you will have to go outside your personal box of comfort. I am sure that this fact alone scares many people. A lot of people who feel the fear of stepping outside their box of comfort never do step outside that box.

The Influence of People Like Beryl P. Wasjman

Beryl P Wasjman has stepped outside his box of comfort. He has spoken out through such avenues as radio and newspapers. Also he has spoken out for such things as the rights of both English and French Quebec’s. As well he spoke out about how Bill 14 if passed will not be of benefit to either groups of people in Quebec. This is just one of many things that he has addressed.

The Internet is becoming quite an avenue of influence now. You are able to read anything on it. You can watch just about anything you want to today. Radio uses the Internet also. You have Facebook, Twitter, Istagram, blogs and many different cyberspace communications today. Because technology has advanced so much you do not even need to be by a computer or laptop. You are able to communicate your thoughts and ideas with ease.

There are a lot of people today that are influencing the world. My question is it for the better. The Internet or cyberspace is just another tool to use. It is like radio, TV, and newspapers. They are not evil and never is the Internet. The material on the radio, TV, newspapers and Internet influences the masses today. It is what people say and print through these different mediums that will make our world a better place.

The Influence of Communication

It is amazing to see how far things have come in the way of communication over the last 5 to 10 years. Back in 2009 physical conferences were still the standard. Now many also use streaming video. People still had to go to the conference to get anything out of the conference. In 2009 Gerald Chipeur went to one of these conferences in which Beryl P Wasjman was apart of. It was the third Institute Policy Conference.

This was the third Institute Policy Conference. It was on the Security and Trade in the post-Iraq Era. Gerald Chipeur was in conversation with Jim Woolsey and Dale Watson. These gentlemen stated they were impressed and honored. all due to the professionalism and treatment received at this conference. They also said they were also talking on how soon they would be able to return to Canada. Gerald Chipeur conveyed that this conference had a positive impression on these two men. This just shows what can take place for the betterment of humanity. Though such ideas and conferences and how just one person can start to make the difference.

That was the third on a major issue with a positive outcome. Beryl P Wasjman has continued to contribute to important cause since then. He is giving an example to the world around him of the importance of speaking out for what is good for mankind.

The Avenues of Influence

People like Beryl P Wasjman and Gerald Chipeur use the law, policies, and the media. These are ways to influence others for the better of mankind. You might not be able to use the law or policies. You have the media and social media today. People access them today for some means of communication.

I am finding more and more people think there is freedom on cyberspace. But so little is used much for the betterment of mankind. Cyberspace today is the most influential place on the planet it seems now a day. Anyone can find you. You can converse on any subject. You can reach anyone these days, thanks to cell phones.

Beryl P Wasjman stated in one of his addresses. Disinformation seems to be the way people control things today. Because of disinformation people are not informed. The next generation has already forgotten what happened just a generation ago. From the rest of his comments this is not a beneficial thing for future generations.

The Need of Influence

To get information and to inform is what needs to be taking place. To influence and to be influenced needs to continue. How will the future generations be able to make positive and constructive influential decisions. Without the knowledge of their history they will at a loss. How can the future world benefit without good and decisive decisions from us and our children?

Where is it all headed today. Computers are great but the use of them is in the direction of play and destruction. At least for the most part. Do we want to have our world end up as gigantic nation of couch potatoes. We need more people who will stand up and act on things they believe in.

Final Thoughts

Maybe you need to decide what is it that motivates you. Then you need to decide on how that would be of benefit to mankind. Then you need to find a way to put in place that idea. After that you need to find others who will help you put in place your idea. Then you might think about stepping outside your own box. Then you will be able to take your idea to the world around you. Allow the world around you to reap the benefits of you good and important idea(s) today.

It is easy to be an introvert. It takes conviction and ideas to be an extrovert. Will your creativity benefit mankind? Will your convictions benefit mankind? It has for people like Beryl P. Wasjman. Will you also be able to say that when your future becomes your history? Will anyone else be able to say that you did great things to improve the future of mankind?

I leave you with the challenge to think. What goals and aspirations do you have? What skills do you have in your possession? How can you use them for the benefit of mankind? Are you willing to use them for the benefit of mankind? Maybe again to many questions. It has taken me many years to understand the importance of thinking. Also of answering the important question(s). Think now when you are able to think. Help mankind now when you are able.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Information on Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments

The Future of Business Across the Border

To be able to do business easy south of the border is a great idea for some business people. I know myself as a business person this is a great concept to be able to leverage. For some this would give a greater customer base. It is true in today age of computers and the Internet this is more of a reality. But there are still cross border rules and regulations to have to deal with. There is still a lot of red tape to get through too.

I know for me one of my major product supplier is in the United States. For my US customers that is great. For my Canadian customers this fact causes issues. This is because of cross border issues and the exchange rate between United States and Canada.

Maybe not everything will change for the benefit of cross border business. We are sure that some things will benefit cross border business.

Cooperation Between Alberta and Arizona

This is what Alberta and Arizona have done earlier this year. Phoenix and Calgary are sister cities. Thus, things between Arizona and Alberta are moving in a more efficient business venture. Back in April 2015 the governor of Arizona Douglas Ducey signed into the law Senate Bill 1447. This has been a forward step. So Arizona and Alberta can have better business dealing.  All that Alberta had to do at that time was to declared Arizona to be a reciprocating jurisdiction. This takes place under the Alberta Statute.

What does that mean for business owners both big and small. Alberta Businesses and Arizona Businesses can do business transactions between province and state. It will effect loans, employment etc. for the positive between the two.

This means for a business owner like me can do business in the states will be more efficient with less red tape. I think that all business people all would like that to be in place. This is a win win for both sides of the border.

Details From Miller Thomson

Miller Thomson provided the following details.

Some of the common judgments to enjoy this reciprocal Statutes are the following;

  1. Residential or commercial mortgages and other loan agreements
  2. Employment, agency or partnership agreements
  3. Real estate or commodity buy and sale or lease agreements

There are two important considerations that must be investigated. A creditor for debt enforcement needs to do these.

  1. The limitation period under which any action taken in the reciprocating jurisdiction. This is usually two years or less.
  2. The existence of any other statutory and common law means of enforcement that needs to be commenced on a timely basis.  This  is so the creditor’s rights can be preserved.

Finally, all cross border business transactions need to ensure that they include the following provisions. Thus to assist in the enforcement of the business agreement.

  1. First the Submission to the jurisdiction of the reciprocating jurisdictions
  2. Second the Acknowledgment that the parties are doing business in the reciprocating jurisdictions throughout the term of the contracts.

The lawyers of Miller Thomson have spent many hours making sure that everything is in order. So that this business concept will go forward.

Great Ideas Because of Sister Cities

To think that this great idea came from the visit of Phoenix mayor to Calgary last year. This shows the good things that can take place because of sister cities. This has been one giant step for business, one small step in better business relations. It can only get better from here.

With the expanse of the Internet. Also the great accumulation of the Internet of Things (IoT). We do not knows what will be the next bridge in business. You might think that this writer is might be reading into things. It could be. There has been many great things that have happen over a short time lately with communication. There are more and more items that can communicate with you through your cell phone Apps. I think that these facts will effect and will improve such business relations.

From the beginning of the influence of the Internet, business has improved. There has been better communication. Greater business working base created. More efficient ways of service have come about because of the Internet. I am sure the Internet  will aid in cross border business reciprocal enforcement. The Internet will also provide great benefits in other ways.

I want to thank Miller Thomson and lawyers like Gerald Chipeur. For all the work that they have put into this great project between Alberta and Arizona. Without their knowledge of the law and their willingness to make this happen it might still just be a memory. I hope that such actions will aid in the development of new business. Also the enrichment of businesses everywhere in Alberta. I also hope that the same will be true for businesses in Arizona.

Final Thoughts

Now because of economic recession a step forward will only mean progress. The question is. How many Alberta businesses will take advantage of this cross border progress? The hoped is that the recession that we are seeing in Alberta has not put a damper on those businesses. That they are still able to take advantage of the opportunities created by this idea.

How about you. Do you have a business that might benefit by this agreement? Have been looking for a new Avenue from which to expand your own business. Do you think that this is a good Avenue for Alberta businesses to look at for expansion? Is it the correct time for Alberta businesses to take advantage of cross border business? I leave you with some questions here for you to ponder. We would like to know your views on this idea. Tell us how this would benefit or not benefit the future of Alberta business.

Thank you for your comments and views.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding of the Law

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding

Understanding the Language of Law

Languages are important in today’s multicultural life. There are all the written languages. Then there are all the spoken languages. Let us not forget the technical languages both written and machine spoken. Wow, so many and we in one way or another need to keep up with them all. As a result Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding with the language of law.

As a computer IT Tech person I use a lot of different languages over many years. To the common user the ability to use these different languages does not mean a lot. The common user wants a functional computer machine. This includes the Internet. People are on the computer and cyberspace a lot today.  They want everything working in  tip top shape at all times. To people today it is like getting into their car. They expect that when they turn the key the engine will start. When they apply the brakes they expect their car to stop.

Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law

There are so many things in the world today that people use but do not know the inner workings of the system or unit. One such it the inner workings of the law system. Not everyone knows how the law works or even understand the law language.  I found this out this week. when I read the article, “Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law“. This article is about security law. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society used it in the “Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 NSSC 25″ case. To me a lay person in law and law understanding it was confusing. This does not mean that the article written is confusing. It means that I did not understand the law language in the article. Without great research I would not know the full understanding.

I know from the conclusion of the article that the Nova Scotia Barristers Society did not win their case. This is the way it is with many people who use the computer. They know how to turn it on and do what they want to on the computer but that is about it.

For Trinity Western University it was good for them to have a lawyer who understood the law. This lawyer know the language and understood how to use the law language so that they were able to win. The knowledge of how the securities laws work was also crucial. Because of this fact Trinity Western University won the case.

The lawyer did know how the securities laws worked. That is to say how it worked between provinces. He also knew how it worked with the federal government. Thus there was no confusion for Trinity Western University.

Language of Lawyers

It is people like Lawyer Gerald Chipeur who are able to help. People and organizations can rely on such people with such matters. If there were not lawyer to help then there would be chaotic situations.  Lawyers understand the law. The usage of the language of law by the law profession continued for many years now. This is how organizations, groups, villages, towns and cities are set in order. The provinces and states are set in order with the same law understanding. Countries work with their law. All this due to people who are lawyers who put together order for the greater good of the situation.

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society was not successful. This was because of the knowledge and understanding of the law the judge . The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society tried to use the provincial level to win their case. That is the law as it pertains to the securities law to win their case. This case being that all Canadian Universities follow Nova Scotia law. Even if it conflicted with their own provincial law. The case was in favour of Trinity Western University.

This shows that one province has no jurisdiction or authority in any other province of Canada. The article posted by Gerald Chipeur provides written proof of that. This also shows the great strength of the law within its own province. The law has no authority outside the provincial boundaries.

Final Thoughts

The lesson learned here I think is the following. If you are doing any type of business outside your province make sure you know the law. If you do not understand the law then go to someone like lawyer Gerald Chipeur for understanding. This is what lawyers are there for. You sure want a proper understanding and a good lawyer on your side if there is any misunderstanding. It might be much harder to turn the situation around. That is when difficulties arise without a good lawyer. When was the last time you understood the legalities of the law?

If you have any question about the law or a legal situation contact Miller Thomson. You are also able to contact Gerald Chipeur. Also for further understanding of the Constitutionality of the Extra-Provincial Application of Securities Law.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding With E-mail Fraud

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding With E-mail Fraud

Security today plays a big part in everything that we do. The Calgary News article “Former Alberta justice minister’s ex-wife denies retracting allegations of wrongdoing” testifies to this. As a result Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Provides Understanding in this case.

A person claiming to be the ex-wife ‘Breanne Palmer’ denies that she withdrew any allegations. The allegations stated that Denis was aggressive and verbally abusive. But in emails the information is that she did.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Stated the following. “Sworn court documents indicate the e-mail address used to send the messages withdrawing the allegations belongs to Palmer”. Gerald Chipeur was a lawyer for Denis. Also the article stated that the court did not deal with the authentication of the emails. But postmedia did receive a response stating that the emails in this case were not authentic.

What Could Have Happen

There are a couple of things to look at. Dropping of the charges towards Denis happened. This is because the proceedings did not go any farther with the emails authentication. At least from the article in the Calgary Sun it looks this way. The other thing is bouncing the email through the email IP of Palmer could have taken place. This is how spam travels to different people and organizations. The original sender is not seen. Also someone could have hacked into Palmer’s email without her knowing it. Thus the hacker would have used Palmer’s email address to send the messages.

I had to read the article more than once to understand what took place. It sure looks like a case of email fraud that changed the outcome in the favor of Denis. The case revolved around a publication ban on the dispute between Denis and Palmer. A judge lifted this publication ban.

The whole electronic situation could be talked about more. But I think that it would be best to leave it alone at the present time. The case was not about electronic misgivings. It was about their dispute and the publication ban on it.

This proves the importance of cyber security on the web. Remembering your password is not always the best. Using a application like LastPass is the better way to keep your password safe. Do not rely on your web browser to save your password(s).

Getting back your cyber accounts is time consuming. Sometimes you never get your cyber accounts back.

Cyber Security Close to Home

It is interesting that just I was writing this post a friend of mine called me to look at his site. The site looked OK. When I went to go into his back office for the site a warning that a phishing attack most likely has occurred. This was according to google. This was not a good result especially because this was a business site. Situations like my friend’s could end up with serious negative results.

Final Thoughts

Thus if you are dealing with email or websites remember to Stop, think, and then connect. Remember to use both website and password security measures all the time. Finally know where you are going on the web and who the emails are from you are opening. Even then you are vulnerable to outside attacks. It is because you have connected to the internet. Cyber security is everyone’s business.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Addresses the Federal Government Funding for Charter Litigation

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Addresses Funding

Disadvantaged Group Issues Addressed

This is a lengthy debate by the Justice Committee. Gerald Chipeur participated in this debate on April 19th, 2016. The Justice Committee has a question placed in front of them during the meeting. It pertains to the Court Challenges and the program that is in place to deal with them.

This program when established to deal with human right issues of disadvantaged groups in Canada. Also it works with official language minorities in Canada. It ensured their equality and language rights. All this under the Constitution through the courts of Canada.

The panel discussed the ‘government funding for charter litigation challenging federal law. Gerald Chipeur provide his recommendations. He also stated three reason the funding would be ill advised.

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur Addresses Funding for Charter Litigation Challenging Federal Law

Gerald Chipeur explains why his arguments were not funded. The bureaucrats as he call them refused the funding. The reason behind the decision came from a law school dean and a law school professor. Gerald Chipeur said. “In my view, the test should not be a reasonable chance of success and law professors should not be the gatekeepers.”

Gerald Chipeur also stated that laws that are 30 years old. Because of their age the Justice Committee should disregard them as tests. The tests are too old for legal situations today. He also stated the following. That the work accomplished should be enough. The Attorney General, the cabinet, the House of Commons and the Senate should be enough. Gerald stated there should be adequate opportunity to scrutinize the law. Also to ensure that the litigation is charter compliant. Gerald Chipeur mentioned that the funding of such charter lawsuits shows the following. That the Parliament is subservient to the courts.

Gerald Chipeur stated the following. The ‘Challenges Program’ is redundant. He mentions what the Supreme Court of Canada mentioned in Carter. The detail of the response by the Supreme Court had to say was not mentioned. Gerald does give the reference to the response here in the committee meeting.

Gerald Chipeur also outlined 10 Rules. Every new program should include these rules. This Justice Committee meeting addressed these rules.

Other participants

Other people who took part in this Justice Committee meeting are as follows. Sarah Lugtig from the Canadian Bar Association. Mark Power a special advisor to former French-speaking common law members. Tamra Thomson director of legislation and law reform. Finally Cara Zwibel from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Conclusion

At the conclusion of the meeting a statement came from the right from John Rae. He is the Second Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson of Social Policy Committee. He is also Council of Canadians with Disabilities. “Yes. If the community is directly involved, we can work together with other equality seeking groups. I believe we’ve done that in the past. I have full confidence that a range of cases will be selected that do have national implications, and certainly, if the makeup of the program is nationally focused, so that all parts of the country are represented, no part of the country should feel disadvantaged. That is a possibility. Cases from all parts of Canada need to be given equal consideration, and with the community involved, I am confident that will happen”.

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Gerald Chipeur Lobbies for the Alberta Grain & Oil Seed Crisis Advocacy Trust

Gerald Chipeur

Gerald Chipeur Lobbies for the AGCAT

Lobbying has had its purpose for years. Many of the known countries of today have lobbying as a common activity. Organizations and companies get their ideas and expectations before government. The better the lobbying on any subject the better the outcome. That is getting the idea to accepted the government of the day. Thus Gerald Chipeur Lobbied for the Alberta Grain & Oil Seed Crisis Advocacy Trust(AGCAT).

There are laws put in place today to prevent political corruption. Lobbying is a great way to influence legislators and officials. So that they are in favor of your idea or product or public stand on a concept. Many Human interest needs have been addressed through lobbying.

Lobbying Concept

The concept and idea of lobbying has been in print as far back as the 1820’s.

Lobbyists many times will work together to put more weight to their lobbying ideas. Their intention is to have a stronger force. That way they will be able to influence the decisions of governmental individuals. The influence would be towards laws. Also,the passing of products allowed and even influencing the outcome of court cases.

To influence a court case the lobbyist(s) will use a legal device known as an amicus curiae briefs. The English translation is “ friend of the court”. It is through these briefs that the lobbyist(s) work to influence the court during any court case.

Gerald Chipeur worked as a lobbyist for the Alberta Grain and Oil Seeds Crisis Advocacy Trust. The lobbying was at the Federal Government level. The communications use were grass-roots and informal communication. Also there were meeting, presentations, telephone calls. As well there was hard copy and electronic written communications.

Gerald Chipeur lobbied because of the following areas of concern. There were concerns with agriculture, consumer issues, employment and training,energy and environment. Also there were financial institutions, forestry, industry and infrastructure issues. Then was internal trade, international relations, international trade, labour, mining and regional development. There was also science and technology, small business, taxation and finance and transportation issues.

As you can see there can be a lot of diverse areas of concerns. They all made known with just one lobbying appeal.

Final Thoughts

If you do see the need for idea or a concern for lobbying, you should contact someone who knows how to lobby. As you can see from this post the Alberta Grain and Oil Seed Crisis Advocacy Trust did just that. They contacted Gerald Chipeur who became their representative lobbyist. What is came down to what funding for the grain and oil seed sector of the agriculture industry.

As you can see lobbying is a needed avenue to get concerns before government and its officials. Do you have concerns that you would like heard. Find a good lobby group and ask them for their help.

Gerald Chipeur Provides Updates on The Criminal Code

Gerald Chipeur provides updates on the criminal code

Gerald Chipeur Provides Updates on The Criminal Code

At the beginning of 2016 Gerald Chipeur provides updates on the criminal code to the public. These changes pertained to assisted suicide and medical marihuana.

The issues that surround assisted suicide have not gone away. There was a 5 to 4 majority by the Supreme Court to extend the stay. This shows that assisted suicide understanding is not anything else than what it is. It is a form of murder still in the eyes of the law. The stay has made allowances for physician assisted suicide. The approval was by a superior court judge. The results of the Carter case still weighs heavy in the matter of assisted suicide.

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada is dragging their feet on this. Maybe for a good reason. The under aged, mentally challenged, and those who have lost reason due to illness have a lot to lose. The criminal code needs correct wording so as to protect all the people of Canada.

Yes, there are those people who are in great discomfort due to pain and illness. There are those who are dying already. They are at a stage in their death process where dying would make all things better. Still we need to allow the courts to work out the details. By doing so everyone mentioned here will be accommodated.

Issues With Medical Marihuana

The issue of medical marihuana is even more complicated. The use of medical marihuana has complicated things. This is because everyone can make a choice to use marihuana in general. The legal system has not been able to provide a easy and reliable determination. This is on the legal use of medical marihuana. This makes it difficult for those who use it for medical reasons. This include all its forms for medical purposes.

If the consideration of use of the medical marihuana is illegal when found then charges will made. The severity of the charges could even result in the lose of the real estate by the owner of the real estate. I think that something should changed to drop the grey area on this matter.

The update of the criminal code increased in the protection to employees. As Gerald Chipeur’s web blog states. That any employee can deny participation of an activity he or she believes is criminal. The employer can not force them into the activity either. The employee does not have worry about sanctions that might be place on them by employer.

Final Thoughts

It is great to see that employee safety is still a high priority for Canadian living. A high priority in Canadian living is the safety and true understanding of all Canadians. This includes those in asking for assisted suicide. Gerald Chipeur and all the lawyers from Miller Thomson believe that this is true. If they did not then it would not be on their website blog.

This shows that the legal rights of all Canadians matters. I am sure glad I am a Canadian. What about you?

Gerald Chipeur Past General Counsel to The Tories

Gerald Chipeur

Gerald Chipeur and the Conservative Party

Lawyer Gerald Chipeur was general counsel for the Conservative party. This was when their headquarters was in Alberta. Gerald has always believed that the policies and thought of the Conservative Party. He thought them best for Canadians.

He was one of the founding members of the movement to unite the two parties. The movement worked with both the Reform Party and Progressive Conservatives (PC) for unity. It was the end goal to unite them under one leader. The reform party started up in 1987. The party was a right-wing populist federal political party in Canada.

The Conservative Party has it roots back to 1867. In 1942 the party changed its name. It went from the Conservative Party of Canada to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Access Wikipedia to get a fuller understanding of the their platforms. It definitely took some work to unite these parties.

Progressive Conservative History

The province of Quebec has been a stumbling block for the Progressive Conservatives. The province has never looked at this party with any favor of support. This seem to be due to the Conscription Crisis of 1917 exacerbated the issue. Thus, so Quebec has not looked with favor on the Progressive Conservatives.

With all this history Gerald Chipeur has still been in favor of this party. The PC party has had its ups and downs over the years. In the eyes of Gerald Chipeur one of the party’s low moments was the lawsuit against Khadr. The whole issue of Speer’s death, which was thought an act of terrorism continues to show its face. At least it continues to show up in google all the time.

At the time of the lawsuit Gerald Chipeur was serving as general counsel. This was for the Progressive Conservatives. This lawsuit has done to the image of the party what the Conscription Crisis of 1917 did to the party back then.

Final Thoughts

There has been a lot of questions without answers. There has also been a lot of blame. This just shows that politics will never be able to clean. I think that all the political parties of Canada have black marks in their history. It does not matter which party you believe in it will not be perfect.

Everyone has political views. I guess the best thing you can do then is to align yourself to the political party which best matches your views. Gerald Chipeur has, what about you?

What You Say Might Not Taken Well

Careful Speech

Careful Speech is Important

The way you speak today is important. We live in a country that allows free speech. That does not always mean that you should go around saying anything you want. I heard on a webinar lately the speaker say the following. It is your right to say what you want but it is your obligation to hold back what would be hurtful to the other person. I do not know if you agree with this statement. Careful speech can come handy as a good rule of thumb.

I get a newsletter from Dani Johnson every day. Today, she spoke about the type of people we will be rubbing shoulders with. Especially this American thanksgiving. You might say what does this have to do with countries outside of United States. Well, maybe you might be travelling there this holiday season for some reason. Anyway, Dani states that you need to know the type of people you might be rubbing shoulders with at anytime. Careful speech is important so you can respond in a positive way to them.

We just had a similar situation happen at our home recently. Our daughter and her family come to visit from out of Province. We invited other family members and friends to be here as well. The day came and went without incident. Everyone I asked said they had a great time. Careful speech with thoughtfulness made the different.

Reason for The Post

Now you might be saying where is he going with this. Well, I just came across an article in the Western Catholic Reporter. It was a case about hate speech that the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned. This ruling was against Stephen Boissoin. He wrote a letter to the Red Deer Advocate who stated it was hate speech against homosexuals.

Hate speech is not constituted by the unacceptable of some one’s writing, teaching and preaching.

Our Right to Freely Think and Speak

People have the right to think their own thoughts in a free country like Canada. The right to think as we would like is not a moral, religious wrong. The expression of thoughts and words might be to the person’s best interest to be careful. The expression of those thoughts and words whether spoken or written need careful consideration.

I find it reassuring that the court upheld the human rights of Stephen Boissoin. The court also criticized Canada’s hate crimes law in the area of the human rights law. The court stated that there needed to be better clarity in that part of the law. This is also important so that this type of situation does not repeat itself in the future.

Gerald Chipuer who represented The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) stated the following . “Christians and other people of faith should not be fined or jailed for expressing their political or religious beliefs”.

Final Thoughts

Political and religious beliefs always seems to be an area of much contention. How can understanding come without these belief and thoughts expressed? How can progress move forward? I am sure that politics will never go away. I am also sure that religion with never go away either. With this in mind then the freedom of speech has to stay. These issues that do arise can be overcome. There could be compromise for some thoughts and views might so freedom can continue. Acceptance of other thoughts and views will have to be just a point of view from any group. This to needs allowance for the freedom of speech to continue. Freedom must be for all peoples, groups and nationalities here in Canada.

Go ahead and read the article. The title of the article is “Court of Appeal overturns hate speech complaint”. Comment on the article and leave your views.

Canadian Rights and Freedoms

Our Freedom Challenged Today

Is Our Freedom Challenged Today

You know, no matter the freedom that you want, someone will challenge it. This is the case with Trinity Western University. After they fought through the court system to get their law school. They thought that they had finally won their case and right to have a law school back on the first of November. They never thought that they would be going to the Supreme Court over their win. Does this picture our freedom challenged today.

Well, three provincial Law Societies have not accepted Trinity Western University’s win. They are BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia. At least the Law Society of BC thinks that the whole situation “is a matter of National significance”. It looks like the other two provinces (Ontario and Nova Scotia) believe the same on this matter.

Questions on Freedom

I would like to ask a question, where are the freedoms and rights of institutions and the people in this matter? Where are the interests of all human being in Canada put? Is the law removing the freedoms and rights of people?

Canada has always been a country of tolerance. Have we as a people and as a country forgotten this fact? Is the meaning of tolerance changed with time? Thus, the British Columbia Court of Appeal understood the meaning of tolerance. The Law Society of British Columbia does not understand the meaning of tolerance.

What does this do for the freedom of believe. Can a person still believe as they want to? Is the freedom that we enjoy changing each day that life goes on. Does include the nation of freedom, United States. Is freedom getting smaller. Have we not learned from our history? Will the religious rights and freedoms that our fore fathers fought for vanish some day? I hope the answer is no. At least not in our lifetime.

The next question is, will the view of religion change? I guess in time it will. It is hard to image all the different religions becoming just one. What about the fact that there might not be religion at all? I think that fact many times over the years has come up. But religion has continued without stoppage.

Tolerance Today in Society

The fact that there are so many religions shows that there has had and still needs to be tolerance. The acceptance of all people and their views is important.

It does not matter the type of views. They could be religious, political, social academic, or world views. It is the diverse views of the many different people that keep the world turning. To believe one way does not mean that it is the only way. I think if you can not tolerant someone else’s view then you do not understand them. Maybe you even have trouble tolerating them and or their view. This is the great human factor that keeps the world turning.

The British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia law societies could be in this situation.

Are Institutions Pushing Their Beliefs

Is Trinity Western University trying to push their standards. That is the way they view the relationship of marriage. It being only between one man and one woman on the total Canadian society? I think not. I also think that having the law school there will not promote this concept either. Yes, the University has standards. The many different people groups of Canada also have standards. Every standard is not for everyone.

These law societies are trying to make the same standard for everyone I think. If this happens then what will become of tolerance for everyone. It just might completely disappear for good. Then will we end up in the dark ages again. I do not think that would be good at all.

Final Thoughts

I hope that the outcome will be positive for Trinity Western University. They have had to go to the Supreme Court in Ottawa twice now. I hope that this trip to the supreme Court will silence the outcry that TWA has had to deal with. The outcry from the Canadian legal profession. So far to date the Canadian Courts have been in favour of protecting those oppressed. I hoped that the same out come will be for TWU.  The outcome in some way will affect all private institutions. To the greater or lesser degree.

As Barry Bussey stated “Now we can only hope that the Supreme Court of Canada agrees with the BC Court of Appeal”. It is my hope that Supreme Court agrees with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. What are your views on this? How do you feel should be the outcome?