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Tuesday, September 26, 2023 @ 10:10 AM

Children, gender expression and LGBTQ issues in Canadian, American schools | Nicola Simpson

In recent years, discussions surrounding children, gender expression and LGBTQ issues in schools have gained significant attention in both Canada and the United States. Recent protests related to LGBTQ issues and gender identity have added additional layers of complexity to family law disputes. These conversations intersect with the rights of parents to be informed and make decisions regarding their children’s pronoun choices at school and the integration of LGBTQ-related topics into the curriculum. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 1:06 PM

New book, new approaches to corrections | John Chaif

I started my life sentence in 1983. I went through 39 years of imprisonment and multiple attempts to “fix” the judicial system. Not one attempt has started and ended positively. The punitive mind-set always takes over and nullifies the beneficial aspects of the attempt. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:58 AM

Ontario’s Greenbelt saved, now Ford should fix other bad ideas | David Israelson

Let’s be charitable now that Premier Doug Ford has reversed himself completely and once again promises never to wreck Ontario’s Greenbelt. ... [read more]

Monday, September 25, 2023 @ 9:31 AM

Math at the end of days | Murray Gottheil

Let’s say that Michael is a partner at his firm. He stays for many years and builds up a substantial client base. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 2:22 PM

Conductor unbecoming | Marcel Strigberger

Lunacy in the deep South? An Alabama high school band director at a sporting event was shocked with a stun gun and arrested after Birmingham police said he wouldn’t tell his band to stop playing. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:40 AM

Insurers need to be more accepting of alternative care for long-COVID | Courtney Mulqueen

Clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of potential long-COVID treatments have the added bonus of discovering treatments for other “invisible illnesses” with similar symptoms. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:28 AM

Accessible justice through law school public interest programming | Dana Rotenberg

It is an honour to have been invited by the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis to write a guest column on the connection between access to justice and legal education. As law students across the country settle into the academic year, this is certainly a timely topic to explore. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 8:08 AM

Canada’s benighted record on India-related terrorism | John L. Hill

A Canadian citizen believed to be a terrorist by India was murdered on Canadian soil. Prime Minister Trudeau told the House of Commons on Sept. 18 that Canada attributes the killing to a state-sponsored assassination at the behest of the Indian government. Tensions between the two countries have escalated to the point of the recall of ambassadors and the halting of all visa services for citizens of Canada. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 2:07 PM

Voice of experience on sex worker constitutional challenge | Naomi Sayers

In law school, I took a class called constitutional litigation. It was one of the most interactive and useful classes in my entire law school experience. We talked about different litigation pathways for constitutional challenges, from applications to actions, and what sort of evidence may be useful to support such a challenge. It was also taught by one of the leading constitutional law scholars. I felt very honoured to be in his class. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 10:26 AM

B.C. Court of Appeal: Death of woman with Down syndrome warrants harsher sentence | Kate McInnes

On the morning of Oct. 13, 2018, emergency services were called to Astrid Dahl’s Port Coquitlam residence. Inside, they found the body of 54-year-old Florence (Flo) Girard. At her death, Flo weighed just 51 pounds; the medical examiner who performed her autopsy described her appearance as “emaciated” and “almost skeletal.” The cause of death was severe malnutrition, which was explained to the court as a slow, preventable process that may occur over the course of several months and can be treated with timely medical attention. ... [read more]