MP or anyone else can sue the government, says Monahan

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper ignores a law passed Feb. 14 forcing his government to meet its Kyoto commitments, Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez says he will take him to court, reported CBC Television’s “The National” Feb. 14. He could, said Patrick Monahan, dean of York’s Osgoode Hall Law School. “Any citizen or group in Canada could sue the government; take the government to court…. The government could refer the legislation to court and say we don’t think this legislation is valid. There are some serious legal arguments the government has raised.”

Former student appears on CSI:NY

Brockville native and former York student Rachel Perry is featured in an episode of “CSI:NY” to air tonight at 10 pm, wrote the Brockville Recorder and Times Feb. 14. Perry, 31, plays a drug-addicted singer. Perry studied art and photography at York for three years before getting hired as a MuchMusic VJ in Toronto in 1998. After her five-year stint at MuchMusic, she was a VH1 VJ for four years in New York City. She has also appeared in the TV shows “Heist” and “Dirty Jobs”.

On air

  • Bernie Wolf, professor of economics in York’s Schulich School of Business, spoke about expected job cuts by automaker DaimlerChrylser, on CBC Radio Feb. 14.

  • Anne-Marie Ambert, sociology professor in York’s Faculty of Arts, spoke about a new Web site that lets people in relationships look for new relationships, on CBC Radio’s “The Current” Feb. 14.