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This episode seeks to uncover the impact and significance of the Caring Society litigation, which condemned the Canadian government's approach to First Nations Child Welfare and called for action on policies that have continued to perpetuate historical inequalities. Our guest is Dr. Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitksan First Nation in Northern British Columbia, Professor of Social Work at McGill University and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.

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Our newest episode features an insightful interview with Brad Regehr, president of the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Regehr is the first Indigenous president in the organization’s history, and has been a leader in the legal field as a partner at Maurice Law. This episode will explore the experiences that inform his approach, as well as his vision for the Canadian Bar Association.

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As the trial begins for the court challenge to Bill 21, our newest episode aims to provide helpful context that emphasizes the social effects behind the legal arguments, while offering a glimpse at what it’s like to be at the forefront of a major Charter case. Our guests are Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, director of the Equality Program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and Me Nour Farhat, a lawyer representing the Fédération autonome de l’enseignement.

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Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of technologies providing and enhancing legal services. Some view these developments as a way to promote access to justice, while others point to emerging ethical dilemmas. To explore these issues, we are joined by Jena McGill, Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Costa Ragas, partner at Fasken and a core part of the ViaFasken team.

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In Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a declaration of Aboriginal title for the first time in its history. To better understand the evolution of Aboriginal title, from Calder to Tsilhqot’in and beyond, we interview David Rosenberg, whose extensive experience includes acting as lead counsel for the Tsilqot’in Nation at trial and on its successful appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Across the United States and beyond, many students, lawyers and citizens have grieved the loss of a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, a trailblazing woman and an outstanding role model. To commemorate her life and reflect on her legacy, we are joined by Professor Deborah Jones Merritt, who has known Justice Ginsburg for over 40 years.

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Today’s guest is one that you won’t want to miss: Brian Gallant, 33rd premier of New Brunswick and current CEO of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation. Mr. Gallant has a fascinating journey, from student and lawyer to politician and premier, and now to advisor and CEO. Over the course of this episode, he discusses each step on his path to making a difference, and how every lawyer can play a role in promoting social change.

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Today’s episode features a very special guest: Senator Murray Sinclair. His groundbreaking career has had a significant impact on the Canadian legal landscape, from his appointment as the first Indigenous judge in Manitoba and only the second in Canada to his service as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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As the effects of climate change continue to be felt across the globe, litigants have attempted to hold governments accountable through constitutional challenges. To explore this emerging area, we speak with Dennis van Berkel, legal counsel to the Urgenda Foundation in its historic case against the Dutch government, as well as Dayna Nadine Scott, associate professor at York University and York Research Chair in Environmental Law & Justice in the Green Economy.

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Pour notre dernier épisode lié au Volume 64:2 de la Revue de droit de McGill, Dr. Ivana Isailović donne un aperçu de sa recension critique, intitulé « Familles, inégalités et droit dans un espace mondialisé ».

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To coincide with Volume 64:2 of the McGill Law Journal, the MLJ Podcast has been publishing bite-sized bonus episodes where you can hear directly from authors about their work. In this episode, Professor Malcolm Lavoie discusses his new article, “Property Law and Collective Self-Government.”

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Pour souligner le lancement du Volume 64:2 de la Revue de droit de McGill, nous publions de courts épisodes où les auteurs présenteront un aperçu de leur article. Aujourd’hui, Me Frédérick Doucet décrit l’article qu’il a coécrit avec Me Geneviève St-Laurent, intitulé ≪ Le droit à l’égalité et l’accès aux professions réglementées : bilan contrasté de la jurisprudence canadienne ≫.

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To coincide with the publication of Volume 64:2 of the McGill Law Journal, the MLJ Podcast is introducing bite-sized bonus episodes where listeners can hear directly from authors about their work. In this episode, Professor Noah Weisbord discusses his timely article, Who’s Afraid of the Lucky Moose? Canada’s Dangerous Self-Defence Innovation: "With little public discussion, the Canadian law of self-defence has become, in important respects, more permissive than Florida's notorious stand-your-ground law."

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En juin 2019, l’Assemblée nationale du Québec adopta la fameuse Loi sur la laïcité de l’État, ce qui suscita de vifs débats sur la scène politique. Au cœur de la polémique se trouve l’utilisation controversée de l’article 33 de la Charte canadienne, autrement connu sous le nom de « clause dérogatoire ». Le présent balado a pour objet d’éclaircir le débat entourant l’utilisation de la clause dérogatoire, et ce, en se concentrant sur son utilisation dans la Loi sur la laïcité de  l’État. À la lumière de l’expertise des professeurs de droit constitutionnel Jean Leclair (UdeM) et Louis-Phillippe Lampron (ULaval), il sera question du contexte dans lequel la clause a été créée, de son utilisation historique, de ses répercussions sociales et juridiques ainsi que de sa valeur réelle dans une société démocratique. Ce podcast a été réalisé par Simon Filiatrault et Amélie Racine, rédacteurs juniors de la RDM. Produit par Talia Huculak, Rédactrice des podcasts de la RDM.

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Third-party litigation funding (TPLF) has become a steadily growing practice in recent years, as more and more parties are bringing lawsuits to court with the financial help of large hedge funds or specialized commercial companies. In this episode, we explore this new judicial practice further by speaking with Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic, director of the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law School, and Me Neil A. Peden, litigator at Woods LLP, about his upcoming case 9354-9186 Québec inc. v. Callidus Capital Corp. This is the first case dealing with TPLF to be litigated at the Supreme Court of Canada. Since the recording of this episode, Me Peden has won his case, shedding further light on this emerging practice. Ce podcast est bilingue et a été réalisé par Nathaniel Reilly et Victor Vauclair, membres juniors de la RDM. Produit par Talia Huculak, Rédactrice des podcasts de la RDM. 

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