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ECan Act “constitutionally repugnant”

May 20, 2010 NZ Green Party 16

… constitutionally repugnant … contains elements of subterfuge … a constitutional affront … simply unacceptable … failed the legal requirement that the law should be general and forward-looking, not retrospective … denied all the equal protection of the law … either gratuitous or disingenuous … does nothing to promote respect for the law … a disproportionate response to the issues. Pretty strong words from a Professor of Law

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Cabinet celebrates the ECan coup

April 29, 2010 NZ Green Party 41

A picture is worth a thousand words! If you are in or near Christchurch tomorrow Friday 30 April, come and join the protests against this abrogation of democracy: 5:30 pm @ ECan office 58 Kilmore St, moving to the Jenny Shipley gloat-fest lecture at the Copthorne Hotel, corner Durham and Kilmore Streets an hour or so later.

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On Carter and conflicts

April 6, 2010 Russel Norman 19

Agriculture Minister David Carter has over a fortnight before Parliament resumes to ponder his personal explanation of how, back in October last year, his recollection of then recent events involving the Hurunui River Water Conservation Order application was so faulty.

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A tip for the ECan dictatorship

April 5, 2010 NZ Green Party 13

You wouldn’t want your footnote in history to be responsibility for the creation of the Ellesmere Desert, would you, prospective ECan Commissioners? So be mindful of the historical lessons of environmental mismanagement when you attempt to “balance” the economy with the environment.

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