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FATCA Incoming (featuring Professor Allison Christians)

The McGill Law Journal Podcast

Release Date: 02/17/2014

Contracts of Silence: How NDAs can silence victims and cover up wrongdoing show art Contracts of Silence: How NDAs can silence victims and cover up wrongdoing

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Traditionally used to protect trade secrets and proprietary information, non-disclosure agreements are now regularly found in employment contracts and settlement agreements of all kinds. But these agreements can also operate as oppressive contracts of silence – particularly when invoked to prevent victims of discrimination, harassment, or abuse from speaking out about their experiences. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Julie Macfarlane about the questionable legality of non-disclosure agreements, and how legislative reform could restrict their ability to perpetuate harm.

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My Body, My Rules? Challenges Facing the Canadian Government During the COVID-19 Pandemic show art My Body, My Rules? Challenges Facing the Canadian Government During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In this special mini-episode, we discuss government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that continue to be faced. Our guest is Lorian Hardcastle, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. Professor Hardcastle's research covers a wide range of health-related topics, including public health law and policy, regulation and governance of the health care system, and liability and governance of health facilities.

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1) The Judicial Nomination Process: Promoting Independence and Diversity show art 1) The Judicial Nomination Process: Promoting Independence and Diversity

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In Part 1 of our two-part series on judicial independence, we dive into the judicial appointment process of the superior courts of Canada to get a better sense of the stakes involved for both prospective judges and broader society. This episode features an insightful interview with Brad Regehr, President of the Canadian Bar Association, who discusses the CBA's approach to these complex issues.

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2) Le processus de nomination judiciaire : à l’abri de la partisanerie politique? show art 2) Le processus de nomination judiciaire : à l’abri de la partisanerie politique?

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Lors du dernier épisode, nous avons mis en lumière, en compagnie du président de l’Association du barreau canadien, Brad Regehr, le processus de nomination de la magistrature aux cours supérieures du Canada. Dans cet épisode, nous situerons le processus de nomination judiciaire dans son contexte politique plus large. Notre invité est Patrick Taillon, professeur à la Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval.

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Ethics Meets Law: Applying Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation in Quebec show art Ethics Meets Law: Applying Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation in Quebec

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In this episode, we explore how Medical Assistance in Dying legislation works on the ground, asking what challenges continue to face medical practitioners and patients when applying its criteria. We also ask broader questions about the meaning of capacity, proportionality, the role of conscientious objection, and, finally, what remains excluded from the law. Our guest is Nicky Fraser, clinical nurse specialist in MAID at the MUHC.

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A ‘Share’ of the Blame: Human Rights, Government Action, and Corporate Accountability show art A ‘Share’ of the Blame: Human Rights, Government Action, and Corporate Accountability

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In this episode, we delve into Canadian and international legal avenues available to victims of human rights abuses; we evaluate Canada’s State Immunity Act; and we theorize on the future of state and corporate accountability both in Canada and internationally. We are joined by Amanda Ghahremani, an international lawyer, legal consultant and research associate. Most recently, she was a member of the legal team for the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case of Nevsun Resources Ltd v. Araya.

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The New Normal: Taxation in a Time of Transformation show art The New Normal: Taxation in a Time of Transformation

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This episode explores how governments are beginning to re-think tax policy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our guests are two Osgoode Hall Law School professors: Jinyan Li, co-academic director of the LLM tax program, and Scott Wilkie, a tax law practitioner and a former chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

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AI Governance: A Global Problem show art AI Governance: A Global Problem

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This episode focuses on various elements and models of AI governance and regulation, as well as the related topics of AI agency, liability and algorithmic bias. It features an insightful interview with Me Maroussia Levesque, whose dissertation focuses on developing a polycentric model of AI governance.

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Le rapatriement des objets culturels autochtones au Canada show art Le rapatriement des objets culturels autochtones au Canada

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Au cours de cet épisode, notre équipe explore les obstacles juridiques, politiques et sociaux au rapatriement des objets culturels autochtones au Canada. Notre invité est Me François Le Moine, qui pratique en droit des arts et en droit d’auteur, et qui enseigne le droit des arts et du patrimoine culturel à l’Université de Montréal.

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Algorithmic Policing in Canada: The Future Is Here, But At What Cost? show art Algorithmic Policing in Canada: The Future Is Here, But At What Cost?

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This episode explores how Canadian police forces use algorithmic surveillance and predictive technology in their work, while analyzing its implications for privacy, rights and bias in decision-making. Our guest is Yolanda Song, a civil litigator and legal researcher who co-authored a recent report on the use of algorithmic technology by Canadian law enforcement.

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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.