Posts Tagged ‘ criminalizing political differences ’

Putting David Livingston in jail is what’s harmful to the future of parliamentary democracy in Ontario

Apr 11th, 2018 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

I would like to offer a brief dissenting opinion to today’s Ontario Court of Justice decision reported in “Former top Ontario Liberal aide sentenced to 4 months in jail for role in gas plants scandal … David Livingston was chief of staff for former premier Dalton McGuinty.” I am not offering my opinion as a […]



Could some new mood of democratic bipartisan co-operation rise from the ashes of Donald Trump?

Oct 11th, 2016 | By | Category: In Brief

Just a  footnote to my underground report of last week — “This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has pretended to run for President etc.” The footnote is inspired by two examples of higher political journalism in the  USA today — David Brooks’s October 11, 2016 article in the New York Times, “Donald Trump’s Sad, […]