General Appeal Podcast
This is the podcast in which we look at what's going on at the Supreme Court of Canada, and ask - why should we care?
info_outline Episode. 4: Let’s Talk About … The Constitution of Canada 09/07/2020
Episode. 4: Let’s Talk About … The Constitution of Canada It's clear the Constitution of Canada is a big deal, both in terms of understanding the law and a significant chunk of the work of the Supreme Court. But what exactly is the Constitution of Canada? This is the second episode in our special COVID-19 social distancing series in which we're asking questions about the fundamental elements of our legal system.
info_outline Episode 3 - Let's Talk About ... The Supreme Court of Canada 07/25/2020
Episode 3 - Let's Talk About ... The Supreme Court of Canada The General Appeal Podcast asks the question, “What’s going on at the Supreme Court of Canada, and why should we care?” But what exactly is the Supreme Court of Canada, and why should we care? This is the first of a special COVID-19 social distancing series in which we’re asking questions about the fundamental elements of our legal system. Let’s talk about the history of the Supreme Court, the judges and some of the key questions that are driving the Court and our view of the Court in the 21st cen
info_outline Episode 2 - Distinction with a Difference 04/12/2020
Episode 2 - Distinction with a Difference We're looking at Fraser v Canada and asking: when women remain predominantly responsible for child-care, what does equal benefit of the law look like in the context of a pension contribution scheme? What is really "choice" and what remains the confines of a structure built around male-pattern employment?
info_outline Episode 1 - Let's Be Reasonable 02/25/2020
Episode 1 - Let's Be Reasonable We're looking at the highly anticipated Vavilov decision. The Supreme Court has attempted a sweeping overhaul of administrative law. Sounds dry? On this episode of The General Appeal Podcast, we’re going to try to convince you that this decision has significant impacts on access to justice, procedural fairness, and the day-to-day decisions that affect your life.
info_outline Episode 5 - Fair Notice - You're Fired 12/23/2019
Episode 5 - Fair Notice - You're Fired We're looking at the appeal of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal's decision in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition. Mr. Matthews was wrongfully dismissed from his job and as a result lost out on a pretty sweet incentive entitlement. What claim – if any – does he have to this money? And what implications does this decision have for workers that rely on non-traditional forms of pay, particularly in the new gig economy?