- Major Paper Topic: Emergency Powers and the Suppression of Rights: A Comparison
Summary: Comparing the suppression of civil rights in Canada in three historical contexts: Japanese Internment during WWII, the FLQ Crisis of 1970, and post-9/11.
Brief Description: The paper will examine the circumstances surrounding each event, the wording of the legislation designed to abrogate/suppress civil rights (the War Measures Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act), the justifications put forth for the legislation/use of legislation, the actual rights suppressed, and public reaction.
...in 40 pages or less. Yeah, OK. ::laughs maniacally::
Thanks, everyone who weighed in on this. Good ideas, all. Thanks to mynuet for the suggestion I'm going to use, although come deadline time I may start sending very bitter thoughts your way ;)
- In other news, I think I just broke our dishwasher. As it was the only major kitchen appliance to survive our Month of Long Knives, and as it was the same age as our other appliances (they were all wedding presents, and thus exactly ten years old) I'm not surprised. But it's crappy timing.
- Second last day clearing my mom's place today. Wish me luck.
- Chris is decorating for Halloween. Yeah, we know, it's October 29. Better late than never. At least Justin' costume is done.
ETA: Trying to upload this entry, lj's getting on my nerves, and I say something like, "I'm going to KILL this thing!"
"Why did you say that?" asks Justin.
"Oh, nothing, just the computer wouldn't let me do something I wanted to do."
"Yeah," says Daniel comfortingly. "Sometimes the internet gets dumb and it takes you to places you really didn't want to go."
There's a short silence after he leaves the room.
"Oh, God, what has he experienced?" says Chris.
"Yeah, I don't really want to know either..."