In this episode Constitutional Lawyer Leighton Grey and Bruce Pardy have a conversation about the obvious divide in our political system and how villainizing each other isn’t a productive exercise, some of Pardy’s thoughts on the Emergencies Act Inquiry, and why it’s important for the inquiry to reach a decision on truth and justice blindly.
Bruce Pardy is executive director of Rights Probe and professor of law at Queen’s University. He has taught at law schools in Canada, the United States and New Zealand, practiced civil litigation at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto, and served as adjudicator and mediator on the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.
Professor Pardy is a classically liberal legal academic for whom equal application of the law, negative rights, private property, limited government, and separation of powers are foundational to the Canadian and Western legal tradition.
Bruce has written on a range of pressing legal subjects at the front lines of the culture war inside the law, including environmental governance, climate change, energy policy, human rights and freedoms, professional and university governance, property and tort theory, free markets, and the rule of law.
Pardy is a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, and publishes and comments widely in traditional and online media. He is one of the creators of the Free North Declaration, a call to arms to protect civil liberties in Canada from COVID-19 irrationality and overreach.
Professor Pardy spearheaded resistance to and ultimate repeal of the Law Society of Ontario’s statement of principles (SOP) policy that required Ontario lawyers to attest to their ideological purity to maintain their license to practice.
Pardy and Grey explore the idea of the Alberta Sovereignty Act and how it affects the rest of Canada, how Bruce feels as a classic liberal about the irrational reaction to the Covid 19 Pandemic, and what we can be doing to correct the errors the current government has made in its handling of the situation.
To find more from Bruce Pardy you can visit: https://www.rightsprobe.org/
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