Piracy on agenda in copyright law review (Toronto Star)
In this article, Michael Geist, Common Law Section, discusses a recent government-commissioned study which indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders.
Justice minister hires academic who thinks Supreme Court erred on assisted dying (Metro News)
Errol Mendes, Common Law Section, comments on the new legal affairs adviser Gregoire Webber. "He is undoubtedly a brilliant and highly capable individual," Mendes said.
The Rio 2016 Games Are Unhealthy and Un-Olympian (CityLab)
This article references Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, who has emphasized the potential health risks of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Stalking Bill McKibben; GOP's voter suppression backfired (Daily Kos)
This article mentions research conducted by Stewart Elgie, Common Law Section, that shows the amount of fuel used by people in B.C. decreased by as much as 17 per cent from 2008 to 2012, whereas the use in the rest of Canada increased three per cent over the same time period.
Canadian Lawyer Announces Its Top 25 Most Influential Figures in Justice System and Legal Profession | Thomson Reuters (Reuters)
Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, was named one of the top 25 most influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession by Canadian Lawyer.
Five Things That Might Kill You at the Rio Olympics (Breitbart)
This article mentions Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, who has urged that the Rio Olympic games be relocated, cancelled or postponed due to potential health risks related to the Zika virus.