Egan: Trump may have emboldened graffiti hate. He sure emboldened us. (Ottawa Citizen)
This article mentions Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, and his complaint filed against the University of Ottawa and the Association of Professors, citing discrimination in the lack of promotion to a Tier 1 Chair position.
'No real role': Canada's watchdog for mining abroad struggles to sharpen its teeth (CBC News)
Penelope Simons, Common Law Section, explains the difficulties facing the Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor when mining companies abroad may have violated human rights and international laws.
RCMP is overstating Canada's 'surveillance lag' (Toronto Star)
Tamir Israel, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, argues that the RCMP has misrepresented Canadian law enforcement efforts as "being confounded by digital activities," in order to increase surveillance powers.
The news that is not fit to print: Collenette (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Common Law Section, discusses the big changes facing journalism and journalists, such as the increased discussion regarding press freedom, fake news and the appointment of Stephen Bannon, previous Executive Chair of Breitbart Network, as chief strategist to Trump.
Canadians living California dream dreading NAFTA nightmare if work visas scrapped (CBC News Ottawa-Gatineau)
Debra Steger, Common Law Section, outlines the potential effects on Treaty NAFTA visas and students wanting to work in Silicon Valley in California, with a Trump presidency at hand.
Why won't Minister Joly and Minister Bains take the Internet tax off the table? (Rabble)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, comments on the prospect of implementing an internet tax to support the domestic digital industry and outlines the inconsistencies between statements by Minister Joly and Minister Bains.
AFFAIRE PATRICK LAGACÉ : LA LIBERTÉ DE LA PRESSE, UN INDICATEUR DE NOTRE DÉMOCRATIE ? (La Rotonde)
Tamir Israel, Clinique d'intérêt public et de politique d'internet du Canada, et Teresa Scassa, Section de common law, discutent de la surveillance de l'État et comment l’usage des nouvelles technologies pourrait porter atteinte aux libertés individuelles et remettre en question la conception de la démocratie.