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Iain Benson

Executive director of the Centre for Cultural Renewal, constitutional lawyer, columnist and commentator


Constitutional cases increasingly resemble games of chance more than debates of principle ... No one can say with any confidence whether a matter will be struck down, read in, left to the legislature, or avoided entirely using any number of legal techniques.

from "Religion, Morality and Law", published in the University of British Columbia Law Review
[Public education's current] subjective approach to teaching 'values' ignores the education system's role to assist parents and the wider community in forming the character of the next generation of citizens. ... current teaching methods which ignore concepts such as morality and character will prove to be detrimental to how young people view civic responsibility and, ultimately, democracy.