Law & Society


Defining the Ethics of the Government Lawyer with Professor Adam Dodek and Michael Morris

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.

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January 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm


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.

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January 17, 2014 at 9:58 am


The Senate Reference, Part V, and the Future of Constitutional Reform

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.

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December 2, 2013 at 11:02 am


Cyberfeminism and the eGirls Project with Professor Jane Bailey

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.

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November 18, 2013 at 10:52 am


La controverse Nadon avec Maître Bernard Synnott et Professeur Paul Daly

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.

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November 6, 2013 at 11:27 am


“Universality”, Subjectivity, and International Law, featuring Professor Mohsen al Attar

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”.

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October 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm


Religious Freedom in Education Symposium: Secularism, Religion, and Societal Values

In this panel discussion from Oct. 2013, McGill professor emeritus Charles Taylor and Université de Montréal’s Daniel Turp consider Quebec’s controversial Charter of Values and the role of religion in secular societies.

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October 11, 2013 at 11:56 am


AG Canada v Bedford, Part II – Alan Young, Daniel Weinstock, and Russell Browne

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.

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September 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm


AG Canada v Bedford, Part I – Alan Young & Russell Browne

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.

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September 24, 2013 at 11:07 am


Supreme Court 2013 Preview, featuring Eugene Meehan, QC

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.

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September 3, 2013 at 9:57 am