Thursday, October 9, 2008

Deb Matthews, MPP, Minister of Children and Youth Services

Some attribute the following quote to Otto van Bismark,
I have about made up my mind that laws are like sausages — the less you know about how they are made the more respect you have for them.

[caption id="attachment_291" align="alignright" width="148" caption="Omar Ha-Redeye and Deb Matthews during the 2007 Provincial election."]Omar Ha-Redeye and Deb Matthews[/caption]

Deb Matthews, MPP, a current member of the provincial cabinet in Ontario, shed some light on the inner workings of legislation.

"The Intention of the Legislature": The Role of Politicians, and process of government in creating social amelioration laws was delivered at Prof. Jeff Schlemmer's class, Law and Social Welfare.  They were joined by Prof. Sam Trosow's Urban Law class.

Omar Ha-Redeye sat in.

There are many steps a law has to go through, and many shareholders that provide their input.

Budgetary considerations are consistently paramount, especially when a ruling party has committed not to run a deficit or raise taxes. (continue reading &aquo;)