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Supreme Court Winter 2014 Preview, featuring Eugene Meehan, QC

The Supreme Court started its winter term January 13th. To get a sense of what cases and issues are coming up, we spoke with our expert court-watcher Eugene Meehan, a litigator at Supreme Advocacy LLP and McGill grad.

Direct download: Meehan_Winter_FINAL.mp3
Category:Law -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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In November, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of reforming, or even abolishing, the Senate. We sat down with Professor Carissima Mathen of the University of Ottawa and Dean Daniel Jutras of McGill to make sense of this vital yet complex case.

Direct download: P130655MLJMathen.mp3
Category:Constitutional Law -- posted at: 11:02am EDT
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In this episode, Laura Rhodes met with Professor Jane Bailey of the University of Ottawa to discuss her work with the eGirls Project, which studies privacy, security, and equality in the increasingly online lives of young women.

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Category:Technology Law -- posted at: 10:52am EDT
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Dans cet épisode, Eloïse Gagné parle avec Maître Bernard Synnott, Vice-Président du Barreau du Québec, et Professeur Paul Daly, de l’Université de Montréal, sur l’affaire complexe de la nomination du juge Marc Nadon à la Cour suprême.

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Category:Constitutional Law, Public Law -- posted at: 11:27am EDT
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In this episode, Alyssa Clutterbuck sat down with Professor Mohsen al Attar of Queen’s University Belfast to discuss his provocative article in the latest issue of the MLJ, “Reframing the “Universality” of International Law in a Globalizing World”.

Direct download: P130649MLJAttar.mp3
Category:International Law -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT
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This summer, the SCC heard arguments for Attorney General of Canada v Bedford, a high-profile constitutional challenge to Canada’s current approach to prostitution. In this episode, part 2 of 2, we discuss the principle of “harm reduction” in Charter jurisprudence and what it means for the rule of law.

Direct download: P130643MLJBedford.mp3
Category:Constitutional Law -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT
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This summer, the SCC heard arguments for Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford, a high-profile constitutional challenge to Canada’s current approach to prostitution. In this episode, part 1 of 2, we discuss the history, the positions, and what’s at stake.

Direct download: P130641MLJBedford.mp3
Category:Constitutional Law -- posted at: 11:07am EDT
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The Supreme Court is back in session October 7th, and this fall is going to be a big one. We sat down with SCC expert Eugene Meehan, QC, of Supreme Advocacy LLP, to discuss some upcoming cases and their legal significance.

Direct download: P130639MLJMeehan.mp3
Category:Law -- posted at: 9:57am EDT
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The Trayvon Martin shooting has ignited a debate in the US about racial profiling. We met with Fo Niemi, executive director of CRARR, and Tamara Thermitus, Ad.E., who has written on race and the law, to discuss these issues in the Canadian context.

Direct download: P130638MLJNiemi.mp3
Category:Human Rights Law -- posted at: 2:26pm EDT
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‘Unsteady Allegiances’: Freedom of Religion in Quebec, featuring Professor Muñiz-Fraticelli

In recent months, Quebec has witnessed a number of high-profile clashes over religious freedom. We met with Professor Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli of McGill University to talk about three – concerning schooling, public prayer, and religious headwear – and what they say about Quebecois culture in 2013.

Direct download: Muniz-Fraticelli_FINAL.mp3
Category:Public Law -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT
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We sat down with Dr. Hugo Tremblay of Montréal’s Centre for International Sustainable Development Law to discuss his fascinating article in the latest issue of the MLJ, “Eco-Terrorists facing Armageddon: The Defence of Necessity and Legal Normativity in the Context of Environmental Crisis”.

Direct download: P130630MLJTremblay.mp3
Category:Environmental Law -- posted at: 11:09am EDT
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Apple, Google, Starbucks: Some of the biggest corporations on the planet are paying virtually no tax on the profits they make. We sat down with Professor Allison Christians, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, to discuss fairness and justice in taxes.

Direct download: P130629MLJChristians.mp3
Category:Tax Law -- posted at: 10:37am EDT
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The US Supreme Court will soon rule on the controversial question of whether human genes are patentable. Professor Richard Gold, who submitted an amicus brief to the Court on the case, and Serge Shahinian, a patent agent at Goudreau Gage Dubuc, discuss.

Direct download: P130627MLJGold.mp3
Category:Patent Law -- posted at: 11:09am EDT
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Are Quebec’s marriage laws unconstitutional? This was the question in the recent Supreme Court case of Eric v Lola. Maître Johanne O’Hanlon, who intervened in the case on behalf of LEAF, and Professor Robert Leckey, an expert on family law, discuss.

Direct download: P130625MLJEricVLola.mp3
Category:Family Law -- posted at: 12:32pm EDT
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Le procès d’Hissène Habré, ancien dictateur du Tchad, marquera les annales d’histoire. Souleymane Guengueng, victime du régime devenu porte-parole, Reed Brody, de Human Rights Watch, et Prof. René Provost, spécialiste de droit humanitaire, nous parlent des nombreux enjeux de l’affaire.

Direct download: P130607MLJHabre.mp3
Category:Legal Theory -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT
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