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Supreme Court Fall 2014 Preview, featuring Prof. Emmett Macfarlane

The McGill Law Journal Podcast

Release Date: 10/14/2014

La clause dérogatoire : un outil politique ou démocratique? show art La clause dérogatoire : un outil politique ou démocratique?

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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

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Third Party Litigation Funding: A New Gold Rush? show art Third Party Litigation Funding: A New Gold Rush?

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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.

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The Eye in the Sky: Facial Recognition Technology and the New Surveillance State show art The Eye in the Sky: Facial Recognition Technology and the New Surveillance State

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Facial recognition technology is increasingly being used by law enforcement across Canada. However, law enforcement has not always been transparent about its use. In this episode, we explore these issues by speaking with Ignacio Cofone, assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, and Andrea Slane, associate professor at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities of the Ontario Tech University.

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The Children are Citizens, the Parents are Undocumented: What Now?  show art The Children are Citizens, the Parents are Undocumented: What Now?

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Should Canadian-born children’s eligibility for government social and health services depend on their parents' immigration status? In this podcast, we explore this question further. We will hear from Maître Milton James Fernandez, a lawyer at Pinay, a nonprofit grassroots organization for migrant and Filipino women in Quebec, and Robert Leckey, Dean of McGill’s Faculty of Law.

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Des robots en toges  show art Des robots en toges

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L'intelligence artificielle (IA) est présentement au centre d'une profonde transformation technologique. D'aucuns croient également que l'IA façonnera la façon dont nous administrons et dont nous rendons la justice en permettant l'introduction de systèmes décisionnels automatisés dans l'administration publique. Mais cela sera-t-il pour le pire ou pour le mieux, et comment s'assurer que nous introduisions et utilisions cette technologie de façon responsable ?

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Cannabis Legalization at the Frontier show art Cannabis Legalization at the Frontier

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In this podcast, we explore the practical implications of Canada's cannabis legalization, examining emerging issues related to workplace safety, privacy, property rights, the constitutional division of powers, and what Canadians can say to border officers if asked about cannabis use.

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Smart Cities: Who Owns the Data? show art Smart Cities: Who Owns the Data?

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The city of Toronto is currently working with a private company to develop a “smart city”—a neighbourhood that incorporates the collection of big data into its urban design. Since its inception, the project has inspired debate about how data generated by the public/private partnerships ought to be used. In this podcast, we consider the implications of some of these questions, and ask who should own the data and intellectual property generated from projects that rely on both public and private investme

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Causing a Comeau-tion, Part Two show art Causing a Comeau-tion, Part Two

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Part one of Causing a Comeau-tion explored an attempt to break down interprovincial trade barriers in Canada through the use of litigation. In part two, we consider the consequences of the case. The Supreme Court ruled that the existing barriers to the sale of alcohol across provincial borders do not violate the constitution. While the case might initially appear to be a straightforward defeat for the litigants, the case could lead to other types of victories that prove it to be an example of successful legal mobilization. We get back in touch with Howard Anglin and Professor Christopher...

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Causing a Comeau-tion, Part One show art Causing a Comeau-tion, Part One

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Justice pour les yézidies show art Justice pour les yézidies

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La découverte des fosses communes à Sinjar en Iraq et l'ampleur des crimes commis par Daesh contre les minorités religieuses soulèvent d'importantes questions sur la ou les façons dont la justice peut être servie lors d'atrocités de masse telles que commises à l'encontre de la minorité yézidie. Pour nous entretenir sur le sujet, nous avons eu le privilège de rencontre le Professeur Payam Akhavan et Dr. Barzan Barzani de la Faculté de droit de McGill. Professeure Akhavan a été récemment désigné pour mener l'établissement d'une truth commission pour les yézidies. Dans le cadre...

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The Supreme Court started its fall session October 6th. The judges will grapple with issues including the gun registry data, assisted suicide, and mandatory minimum sentences. It's also the first session for the newly appointed Justice Gascon. To get a better sense of the cases and issues coming before the Court, we spoke with Professor Emmett Macfarlane of the University of Waterloo.