A MILESTONE MOMENT
Yesterday, the hit-counter for this site went over the 10,000 mark. Since opening in March 2013, the site has had 10,000 visits. Of course, the counter does not indicate the extent to which any visit resulted in a posted article being actually read, but this count does seem to indicate an acceptable level of interest.
Since the site opened, the author has posted 130 “articles” – a few quite short, most somewhat longer…
THE SITE’S ORIGINS
Devoted to the reform of Canada’s administrative justice systems, the site was opened at the time the author published his book, Unjust by Design, as a forum for ongoing discussion of the issues the book presented.
THE SITE’S PREMISE
The site’s premise is that, except for a handful of elite tribunals, and the occasional and episodic periods of come-to-our-senses enlightenment, our administrative justice systems are executive-branch systems of justice (and yes, that is a constitutional oxymoron) comprised generally of executive-branch tribunals operating in an intransigent, under-funded culture of government dominance and control; systems that are frequently careless of competence, and whose structural relationships with the executive branch – maintained through the indulgence of an indifferent Supreme Court – flout our democratic principles and the rule-of-law requirements of our Constitution.
THE SITE’S GOAL
The site’s goal has been to promote reforms that will lead to Canada’s administrative justice systems being comprised of constitutionally-imbedded adjudicative tribunals that are expert, optimally competent and implicitly independent of the executive branch, admired on all sides for the impartiality and quality of their decisions, and respected for the fairness, fitness, proportionality, and timeliness of their process.