We chat with Steve Paikin, the anchor of The Agenda on TVO. We discuss the trucker protest in Canada. The individuals were there for many different reasons. 80 % of the residents disagree with the protesters. Under Canada’s Charter of Rights, citizens have the right for peaceful assembly, though finally, the protest was dispersed, using the Emergencies Act. It is ironic that most of the issues cited were provincial, and not under the control of the federal government. There is concern about the funding, and the effect on the US.
We talk to Timothy D Lytton, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University about the Sandy Hook School and Remington Corporation case, where Remington (or its insurers) had to pay 73 M to the parents for the shootings. Unfortunately, gun manufacturers are shielded by law from direct culpability when injury or death is caused by the guns. (Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms, 2005). Instead, the method of marketing was attacked in the suit. This should provide guidance for other suits going forward, since in the US, dangerous products are regulated, but the enforcement of the regulations falls to the courts, by allowing individuals or groups to sue for damages due to the legal but dangerous products.