Archives for July 2016

When ad Hominem Attacks Are All You Have

The Cardus Daily recently published my response to Ian Millhiser’s op-ed on Christian hypocrisy:

If, instead of relying on the actual law to support my arguments, I were to rely on what I wanted the law to be, or on what the law was twenty years ago, I would not be a very effective advocate, and people like Millhiser would certainly be right to criticize me. Arguing according to the law as it stands is good and ethical advocacy, and it is what good lawyers do every day.

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Challenging Trinity Western University: When the Law is Inconvenient

The Cardus Daily published my recent op-ed on the engagement of the Advocates’ Society at the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia:

It’s disconcerting because you have the “authoritative voice of advocates within the justice system” whose mandate includes the development of young advocates asking the Court to ignore the law and the evidence and to just give them what they want.

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Is suicide a right or a tragedy? We can’t seem to get it straight

LifeSiteNews published my op-ed on Bill-14 and what it communicates to Canadians:

What is odd is that while these discussions on the “right” to assisted suicide are happening, we’re also having a very different discussion about a tragic series of events in Attawapiskat. Last week 11 people (10 of them youths) attempted to commit suicide in Attawapiskat with over 100 having attempted suicide since September. The stories characterize it as a crisis—and I agree that it is a crisis—but can we really say that 11 people in a small community attempting to commit suicide is a crisis when, for the past year and a half, we’ve been saying that suicide is a Charter right and our own elected leaders have put out a report saying that it should not be denied to those who are minors or mentally ill?

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