From BIV Business Today:
Acting chief electoral officer Craig James was mistaken when he decided not to send the citizens’ initiative petition against the HST and its accompanying bill to a legislative committee, according to one of Canada’s preeminent and most experienced constitutional scholars.
“[James’] statement [relayed via petition organizer Bill Vander Zalm] that it would be disrespectful of the courts for him to pass the petition to the legislative committee is just nonsense,” said 86-year-old Ted McWhinney, who has advised Canadian prime ministers dating back to John Diefenbaker as well as various premiers, foreign heads of state and the United Nations . . .