Sunday, November 18, 2007

Media, the Law and Me

Had a wonderful time speaking at Law Society of Alberta's "Media and the Law Seminar" this weekend.

It's not often I get a chance to speak to an assemblage of law professors, lawyers, judges and journalists.

Fortunately, I didn't get sued.

Among the attendees were old friends like Alan Hunter, one of Canada's top constitutional lawyers. Alan worked with me in the old days when I was championing the fight against election gag laws. (It was nice to be able to chat to Alan without worrying about what it would cost in legal bills).

Also met a fascinating guy named David Cohn from San Francisco, who heads up something called, which is all about combining professional news organizations with amateur bloggers.

The seminar itself was held in the Calgary Court Centre, a brand spanking new complex that boasts the latest in technological innovations. For instance, I am told it has the fastest elevators in North America -- which is good because justice delayed is justice denied.

And security in the building is tight.

How tight?

Well I had to go through an airport-style security system every time I went to the bathroom.

I tried not to drink a lot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Hope you enjoyed the conference, and the outcome of these talks will save the conservative world of the West.

As you may have noticed while you were away, the Bank of Canada "injected liquidity" to the tune of $1.6 Billion dollars into the economy on last Thursday... very quietly... a move that David Dodge has since indicated may be seen more and more frequently in the near future.

This is the kind of move that should have conservatives screaming with anger. Should this not be called central planning, the complete anti-thesis to the laissez faire, market economics that we know and love.

Which citizens in Canada are actually the benefits of this kind of government intervention and why is it not charted as a transfer or government assistance payment?

Oh Canadistan!