That and, as a Canadian, I get soooo tired hearing someone characterize an organization/politician/person-with-pulse as being "at the far extreme utmost radical left", when everyone else in the world finds them as being slightly to the right of center. Why to frame the Overton Window, eh.
By greatly increasing the tax on property (and greatly reducing all other taxes), you'd be essentially renting the land from the Commons, the people.
That land cannot be furtively moved to a lower-tax district by weaselly accounting practices. I'm sure you can find all sorts of instances where companies claim that all of their profits are generated by a post-office box address in Andorra or Bermuda, and so can't be taxed where you live.
In many, many cases, the increase of the value of land is largely due to improvements which have been paid for by other citizens' taxes (roads, sewage, public transit, etc), or are the property of Commons (resources, oil,ore, etc).
You get to invoke Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Henry George (double-bonus here: he was an American!). It has the potential to reduce the cost of living for everyone by two means: i) taxes can actually get collected (or else the owner of the land has to forfeit it, returning it to the Commons); 2) house prices are likely to come down to non-speculation prices.
That's where you should have ended that sentence. Of course, HRC and the DNC will blame everyone but themselves - where the blame should squarely lie - thus ensuring the DNC doesn't get fixed and that Trump wins a second term.
In a typically Canadian fashion, an Expert Group, having the power of a Commission of Inquiry has been formed to look into this affair.
It's true that Canadian police forces have had multiple instances of shameful behaviour, the idea that "the public is the enemy of the police" isn't deeply entrenched in the cops' minds like it is in the 'States.
In a related case, the Federal Court has ruled that CSIS broke the law by keeping personal metadata for ten years (that is, beyond the authorized one-year limit).
From the ruling: "In addition, the CSIS has breached its duty of candour towards the Court by failing to inform it clearly and transparently of its retention program, more specifically in regard to associated data collected and retained through the operation of warrants."
There's nothing preventing you from actually donating money directly to the EFF, eh.
Bonus, if you donate enough money (not really that much): you'll receive a big red sticker you can put on your laptop - just the perfect thing when you want to annoy TSA agents and get knowing nods from fans of Edward Snowden. I have three of 'em.
Stickers, that is. As for my 'nads', I have the usual number.
If the Denver Police has any sense of honour, duty, and service to the public, they would hire Mr. Talley as a consultant/trainer so he could give talks about his ordeal to both recruits and on-the-job police.
Anyone spending two minutes googling the question "In Canada, can you be compelled to testify against yourself?", would have found that, while you can't 'plead the fifth' and refuse to testify, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides that (confirms a long standing rule, actually) that there's a right to not be self-incriminated as the result of testimony you give, except when the prosecution is for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence, even when the testimony is from civil cases - effectively the same protection as the American Fifth.
https://www.bennettjones.com/Publications/Updates/Avoiding_Self-Incrimination_in_Canada "Sectio n 13 of the Charter states: “A witness who testifies in any proceedings has the right not to have any incriminating evidence so given used to incriminate that witness in any other proceedings, except in a prosecution for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence.” The Supreme Court has described this protection as a quid pro quo: a witness is compelled to give evidence, even if that evidence may incriminate him or her, on the condition that the evidence will not be used to establish his or her guilt. Of critical importance for U.S. counsel to recognize on their clients' behalf is that this bargain is different from that in the United States, where witnesses may rely on the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Bill of Rights and refuse to testify."
There is an exception for a prosecution for perjury or for the giving of contradictory evidence (even when the testimony is from civil cases).
Here's a better, more telling statistic: "...A county court in Riverside, Calif last year signed off on almost half as many wiretaps as the total of the next twenty-nine jurisdictions with the most wiretaps in the United States."
Heh. One of the few times I have purchased one of those Little Tree®s, I read the package instructions, as I'm wont to do. "Interesting," I thought to myself, "everyone I've seen with these is using them wrong".
So I cut a little hole in the plastic package and tossed it under the driver's seat. For weeks afterwards, a few people who came into the car asked me what I was doing because the interior smelled of flowers.
And, yeah, I've seen some cars with more than a dozen of them tied to the mirror. It's like advertising that you never clean the car.