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This summer, major portions of the controversial US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act come into effect. What will it mean for Canada? We met with Professor Allison Christians of McGill University to talk international tax, individual privacy, and national sovereignty.

Direct download: MLJCast_25_-_FATCA.mp3
Category:International Law, Tax Law -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

Dans cet épisode, Eloïse Gagné rencontre l’ancienne juge de la Cour Suprême, Marie Deschamps, et le Professeur Frédéric Bachand de l’Université de McGill, afin de discuter des réformes du Code de procédure civile du Québec et de ses impacts sur l’accessibilité à la justice.

Direct download: Bachand_Deschamps_EDIT_2.mp3
Category:Private Law -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Despite a significant place in the legal profession, little attention has been given to the unique ethical challenges of the government lawyer. We spoke with Professor Adam Dodek (University of Ottawa) and Michael Morris (Department of Justice) on their efforts to change that.

Direct download: Dodek_Morris_Final.mp3
Category:Public Law -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

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

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

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.

Direct download: P130654MLJBailey.mp3
Category:Technology Law -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

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.

Direct download: P130652MLJSynnott.mp3
Category:Constitutional Law, Public Law -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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