Convocation is a Time of Celebration, Reflection and Inspiration

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M Spoiler alert – this week’s edition of For The Record will have absolutely nothing to do with politics or public affairs.  This week I am putting on my academic hat and getting introspective.   For those who may not know, when I’m not busy serving as the managing partner of a […]

{ on Jun21 2018 | in: Community | Feature | For the Record }

Right Needs to Take-Back Progressive Narrative

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M June 1st, 2018   I’m not sure when it happened, though it seems to have happened rather recently.  Every time I turn-on the news or load-up a social media app I hear about the ‘progressive’ left.   In a previous edition of For the Record I talked about the notion that […]

{ on May31 2018 | in: Feature | For the Record | Politics }

The Value of Conventional Political Engagement

In a previous edition (April 6th, 2018) I wrote about protestors and the role that protesting plays within political activism.  In that column I outlined what I saw as the ‘right’ way versus the ‘wrong’ way to protest.  Having said that, as someone who is politically engaged it only seems fitting that I now dedicate […]

{ on May5 2018 | in: Feature | For the Record }

Too Much Partisanship, Not Enough Decency

One of the things that I have never enjoyed about politics – provincially or federally – is ‘Question Period.’  I understand its intent, naturally.  However, when weighing the intent with the activity it leaves much to be desired.   Admittedly, I’m not sure when it happened but the discussion in Question Period has most certainly […]

{ on Apr20 2018 | in: Feature | For the Record }

If You’re Going to Protest, ‘Go Green’

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M I have a confession to make… I have very mixed, very strong feelings about protestors.   On the one hand, I am a firm believer in the letter of the law and further believe that those in violation of the law ought to be treated as criminals.  On the other hand, […]

{ on Apr6 2018 | in: Feature | For the Record }

The Politics of Politicking

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M There used to be a time (I think?) when politics was principled.  It was a time where people could have differing view-points but express them in a manner that was civil.  It was a time when people could argue their positions based on merit, not rhetoric.  It was a time where […]

{ on Mar15 2018 | in: Feature | For the Record }

New BC Liberal Leader Must Define Himself Early

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M   Well, it was quite an interesting leadership contest with no shortage of drama!    As I walked through the convention centre prior to the evening officially getting underway, it was safe to say that most everyone was confident how the evening would begin, but not at all confident how it would end.    […]

{ on Mar5 2018 | in: For the Record }

Turning Challenges in to Opportunities

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M For those who are perhaps not regular readers of my column, you may not know that just over two years ago I underwent surgery to have a brain tumour removed.   The procedure – which saw doctors remove a tumour the size of a golf ball – left me with a […]

{ on Mar2 2018 | in: For the Record }

Everyone Deserves Housing

By:Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M I’m curious… what comes to mind when I say ‘affordable housing’?   When I hear affordable housing, I think exactly that: housing that is affordable.  Whether it be below-market, mid-market, or near-market, the term ‘affordable housing’ tells me that the housing costs fall below the ‘regular’ costs for a similar home […]

{ on Feb9 2018 | in: For the Record }

It’s Okay to Be Offended

By: Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M Welcome to 2018.   I’d like to start the new year by letting you know that “I’m okay with you being offended.”   You see, I have reached a point where I am simply too exhausted to always second guess everything I say for the sake of political correctness.  Thus, […]

{ on Jan20 2018 | in: For the Record }

Fallen Angels

By: Justin P. Goodrich, LL.M    Photo from Abbotsford Police Department Imagine you are attending the symphony.   As you sit in your seat waiting for the performance to start you feel a sense of nervous anticipation.  Suddenly, the room darkens, the curtain opens and a spot light appears on the conductor.  The music begins and […]

{ on Nov17 2017 | in: Feature | For the Record }

Freedom of Expression vs. Basic Decency

By: Justin P. Goodrich, LL. M. Let me be honest with you… political correctness has gotten to the point where it makes my head spin.   Though in principle I understand the importance of taking in to consideration the beliefs of others, and while I do my very best at all times to show respect […]

{ on Nov2 2017 | in: For the Record }


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