Opinion des tribunaux demandée au sujet de la loi sur les circonscriptions

first_img Le gouvernement provincial ne sait pas à quel moment le renvoi sera considéré ou combien de temps il faudra. Ce processus judiciaire unique n’a pas été utilisé en Nouvelle-Écosse depuis plusieurs décennies. Est-ce que l’abolition des trois circonscriptions électorales enfreint l’article trois de la Charte? Le cas échéant, est-ce que l’article un de la Charte s’applique à la loi? Cet article garantit les droits et libertés, qui ne peuvent être restreints que par une règle de droit, dans des limites qui soient raisonnables et dont la justification puisse se démontrer dans le cadre d’une société libre et démocratique. Lena Metlege Diab, procureure générale, demande à la Cour d’appel de la Nouvelle-Écosse son opinion sur l’abolition de trois circonscriptions électorales acadiennes. Un rapport publié par la commission indépendante chargée de la délimitation des circonscriptions électorales en septembre 2012 recommandait l’abolition des circonscriptions électorales de Clare, d’Argyle et de Richmond. La Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse s’est opposée à la recommandation, et aux changements législatifs qui ont découlé. Elle a intenté une action en justice contre le gouvernement provincial, alléguant que les circonscriptions sont protégées constitutionnellement. « Je respecte beaucoup le dévouement et la passion de la communauté acadienne, a dit Mme Diab. Il s’agit d’un enjeu important, et j’ai hâte de recevoir l’opinion de la Cour d’appel. » Le renvoi à la Cour d’appel demande une opinion sur deux questions qui relève de la Charte des droits et libertés :last_img read more

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Regional seminars drive home the business case for sustainability

Oxford – Tuesday 30 April, hosted by BMW Group, Oxford More details are available from the SMMT Sustainability Unit on 0207 344 9200 or by E-MailNotes to editors: Companies in the automotive supply chain are being offered the chance to participate in a series of regional seminars to find out how they can benefit from adopting sustainable business strategies.The free seminars will be held in April and are part of a DTI-funded programme aimed at presenting the business case for sustainability. This includes advice on how to start addressing sustainability issues by implementing practical measures into every day operations.The seminars will bring together companies from across the sector and experts will be on hand to provide advice across a range of environmental, economic and social issues. Companies will learn how they can cut costs through waste reduction and introduce measures to increase energy efficiency. They will also have the chance to discuss themes like funding and economic implications with representatives of SMMT, Industry Forum, DTI, Envirowise and the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme. SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘This is a key opportunity for companies in the automotive supply chain to learn how making sustainability a part of mainstream strategies can help grow their business. Sustainability makes business sense and SMMT is working with the government to help our industry make this a reality.’ The following dates and locations have been set in April: Lancashire – Thursday 25 April, hosted by Volex Wiring Systems, Leigh Coventry – Wednesday 24 April, hosted by Jaguar Cars, Coventry The automotive Sustainability Strategy was launched by the SMMT in March 2000 with 11 major companies, employing more than 95,000 people and with a combined annual turnover of over £20,000 million, as founding signatories. The first Annual Report provided detailed information and assessment of the industry’s performance in three key areas; environmental, social and economic. The second Annual Sustainability Report, published in 2001, increased its coverage with 18 major companies reporting across 44 sites in the UK. The report now reflects a total sector turnover of £45 billion with exports totalling £19.8 billion. Copies can be downloaded from (this website).Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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