George Takach is a senior partner at McCarthy-Tétrault in the Toronto law firm’s technology practice. He is the author of four books. He received his BA and JD from the University of Toronto, an MA from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and also studied at the Institut d’études Politiques at the Université d’Aix-Marseilles in France. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Barb Anderson.
Conservatives are calling women who have abortions, and their doctors, murderers. This is wrong. That's why, right now, there's something I call on every Liberal to commit to. The Liberal party under my leadership will immediately introduce legislation to amend the Canada Health Act to make clear what should have been made clear a long time ago -- abortion is a medical procedure. It must be funded by all provinces, and made available to all women who need it. No more games. We must never waver again.
Today I enter public life as a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. We live in an online world, and it has unlocked a universe of opportunities. Unfortunately, we have a government that sees our online world as a threat. They think everybody who lives in this online world needs to be monitored. One of the cornerstones of my campaign will be a proposed Digital Bill of Rights for all Canadians. Someone has to step up to protect our rights from the excesses of governments.
11/29/2012 07:58 EST
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