government

Ottawa Jargon

Ottawa Jargon

At a conference in Ottawa recently I observed that the people who make up our National Government, politicians and public servants, have developed a new revealing jargon.  Issues are called Files, meetings are called Tables. Ideas and conversations are not…

Poor Judgment

Poor Judgment

It is the height of irony that the Province of Alberta and the august panel which determines judges’ salaries should give Provincial Court Judges a massive salary increase and at the same time pin these judges to mandatory sentences without…