Gavin Magrath
Gavin Magrath is a practicing lawyer at Magrath's International Legal Counsel in Toronto, where his practice focuses on international maritime, transportation, and human rights law. He is also a volunteer board member of Lawyer's Rights Watch Canada and of "Why Should I Care", a grassroots organization dedicated to providing a forum for bringing the public together with subject matter experts to discuss current political issues in a non-partisan environment. He has degrees in Philosophy and in Commerce from Queen's University, Kingston, a Juris Doctor from Dalhousie Law School, and an LL.M from the University of Toronto.

Entries by Gavin Magrath

It's Not What Liberals Gain With Eve Adams But What Conservatives Lose

(82) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 12:11 PM

With much ado about Eve Adams crossing the floor from the Conservative to the Liberal Party, the talk seems to centre on whether Justin Trudeau's Liberals gained much, if anything.

That talk misses the point: the question is not what the Liberals got, but what...

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Socialism, Redistribution and the Road to the Super Bowl

(3) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 3:24 PM

I, like more than 100 million other people, will be tuning in to watch Superbowl XLIX come February first. The NFL is the world's most successful sports league, a $9 billion business that makes more money and more money per franchise than any other...

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Step Down, Justice Nadon, While There's Still Time

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Justice Nadon, the Prime Minister appointed you to serve this country at the highest level. In so doing he has put you in the position where the only way you can truly serve the best interests of Canada and its Supreme Court is to decline his appointment and step down...

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For 2013, Let's Ban Cars and Guns

(718) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 5:20 PM

Cars and guns kill people. In America, guns kill over 30,000 Americans annually -- that's more than ten 9/11's, every year. It's trending slightly down from a high of 37,666 in 1993, but U.S. gun deaths are projected to exceed deaths from auto accidents in the next three...

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Harper's Make-and-Break Attitude on Foreign Investment

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 9:22 AM

In response to sustained public outcry, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was forced to take a position on foreign takeovers of important Canadian resources and assets. While it's good to see that nationwide anger can actually have an impact on this government's decisions, that is really the only good news...

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Don't Let George W. Bush Cross the Border

(14) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 4:05 PM


News that four former Guantanamo detainees have filed a complaint against Canada with the UN Committee Against Torture for the Canadian government's failure to arrest George W. Bush has caused quite a tempest in our teapot....

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Compromise Is Not in the Republican Dictionary

(3) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Much of the focus of the pundit class in America in these post-election days is on the need to overcome the divide between the sides and achieve compromise for the good of America. Let us hope the President is under no such delusions.


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Hamdan 2, USA 0

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 2:00 PM

The United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit released its decision Tuesday in the case of Hamdan v. United States, overturning Hamdan's conviction by the Guantanamo military commission on charges of providing material support for terrorism.

Hamdan attracted attention in U.S. media as the...

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Minister Baird: Bullying Doesn't Belong in the UN

(44) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 5:15 PM

In what has been described as a "broadside" and a "blistering attack," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird criticized the United Nations in his speech to the General Assembly earlier this week.

After listing some of the UN's many accomplishments, Baird implied that the UN was an...

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