Terry Glavin: NDP steps up in opposition to Harper’s new anti-terror legislation
Publication: National Post
Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, is mentioned in this article in relation to his analysis of the anti-terror bill and what it entails.
White, male lawyers should say 'no' to judicial appointments
Publication: The Globe and Mail
This piece mentions Rosemary Cairns Way, Common Law Section, in relation to her recent paper: 'Deliberate Disregard: Judicial Appointments Under the Harper Government'.
Stephen Harper rejects calls for more oversight of new spy powers
Publication: Toronto Star
Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, comments on the new anti-terror bill and its impact on privacy rights.
Rakhi Ruparelia: Don't take Black history out of context
Publication: Ottawa Citizen
In this Op-Ed, Rakhi Ruparelia, Common Law Section, discusses Black History Month and racism in Canada.
Colleague of murder victim hopes for closure in 8-year-old case
Publication: CTV News – Ottawa
Vern Krishna, Common Law Section, comments on recent developments in the Alban Garon murder case (former uOttawa law professor). ‘Frankly, I’d given up hope. Frankly I thought this was one of those things that would never get resolved. We hadn't heard anything for 7 or 8 years. From what I could read, there were no clues, until this thing came out of the blue.’
Drones, planes, and automobiles: Ottawa researcher says feds need better droning laws
Publication: Metro Canada
Kristen Thomasen, PhD candidate, discusses the need to regulate the growing drone phenomenon to not only protect Canadians’ personal safety, but their privacy, too. “My idea is no one can really trace the drone back. So a person could fly this drone to another location and if it gets interrupted in the middle, it’s very difficult to figure who was flying it and where it was going. It would be very difficult to hold anyone accountable for the drug trafficking.”