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Too much power to the people

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Paul Cassidy

Enshrined in the preamble of the Charter, the rule of law is a cornerstone of our legal system, providing that all citizens, including government officials, are governed by the same laws. The principle mandates the existence of legal rules created without an outlook to a specific case, applied without influence from personal interest or individual conceptions of justice. In government decision-making, the rule of law mandates government action to be based in legal authority and prohibits the upholding of an irrational decision. Decisions are not irrational...