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What it Means to be Free in Canada: Section 7 Charter Rights in R v Ndhlovu

What it Means to be Free in Canada: Section 7 Charter Rights in R v Ndhlovu

Image Description: The Supreme Court of Canada Building. This photograph was clicked early evening. The Supreme Court of Canada in R v Ndhlovu, 2022 SCC 38 recently found the Criminal...
Towards Judicial Recognition of the “Driving While Black” Phenomenon?

Towards Judicial Recognition of the “Driving While Black” Phenomenon?

Image description: Protesters march in city street holding placard which reads “March to End Racial Profiling” On the 25th of October 2022, the Superior Court of Québec rendered a groundbreaking...
Vers une reconnaissance judiciaire du phénomène « Driving While Black »?

Vers une reconnaissance judiciaire du phénomène « Driving While Black »?

Image: Des manifestants marchent dans les rues d’une ville avec des affiches, sur lesquelles il est inscrit “March to End Racial Profiling” (Marchez pour mettre fin au profilage racial) Le...
The Carceral State vs Indigenous Women’s Lives: Battling Contexts in the Latest Supreme Court of Canada Decision

The Carceral State vs Indigenous Women’s Lives: Battling Contexts in the Latest Supreme Court of Canada Decision

Image Description: Inside of a Prison Which context matters in determining a breach of the right to equality? The aims of the state in punishing crime or the painful impact...
Electronic Workplace Monitoring and Human Rights: The Limits to Ontario’s New Algorithmic Monitoring Legislation

Electronic Workplace Monitoring and Human Rights: The Limits to Ontario’s New Algorithmic Monitoring Legislation

Image Description: A robot looking at coding/programming algorithm. In early October 2022, Ontario became the first Canadian province to expressly regulate algorithmic monitoring at work. In terms of recent amendments...
Cultural Genocide – Reconciliation Through Recognition?

Cultural Genocide – Reconciliation Through Recognition?

Image description: an indigenous woman receiving her university diploma. A Shameful Past The ghost of colonial history has a way of manifesting itself through spine-chilling discoveries across the world. Recently,...
Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Financialisation of Housing: Balancing Commercial Interests with Human Rights

Image description: Multicoloured houses seen from above The right to adequate housing is considered to be a basic human right. It is fundamental to an individual’s sense of security and...
Conversion Therapy Banned in Canada: A Wake-Up Call for Others

Conversion Therapy Banned in Canada: A Wake-Up Call for Others

Image Description: A 6-colour (Rainbow) Pride Flag flying in the sky. The rays of the sun are falling on the Flag. Background “Conversion therapy” is an umbrella term used to...
Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

On October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered a 5-4 judgement that strengthens protection for freedom of expression while eroding the right of persons with disabilities to...
Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

“While I was breathing in wildfire smoke last month with Vancouver’s air quality rated worst in the world, Canadian government lawyers were preparing arguments to silence me.” This statement was...
What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

The boy with a subwoofer on his head. When I complained that he sang badly, I was told “He’s dying. Let him live his dream.” It’s been five years…and he’s...
Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

In the coming days, labour lawyers from around the world will be tuning in to watch the arguments in Uber v Aslam. In terms of the wider ramifications of the...

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