January 23, 2017
Can an American become a refugee? Yes, and some already have. (Washington Post)
Jamie Liew, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, outlines the reasons why the 2016 U.S. election prompted more Americans to seek refuge.
Trump's speech is about what was said, and not said: Collenette (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, comments on the tone, the messaging and the importance of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech and what happens next.
Ontario failing to open books on complaints against judges (Toronto Star)
Adam Dodek, Common Law Section, Faculty of Ottawa, comments on the issue surrounding annual reporting by the provincial government regarding complaints filed against provincial court judges and justices of the peace.
Victims may feel most profound impact of guilty verdict in Quebec incest trial (Ottawa Citizen)
Elizabeth Sheehy, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, explains how the waiving of a publication ban and "lifting the veil of anonymity" can re-assert a measure of control that was lost to the abuse for victims of sexual violence.
Canada's progressive trade agenda starts in Africa (Hill Times)
Phil Rourke, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, outlines the impact of the U.S. election on Canada's “progressive trade agenda” and why economic relations with Africa should remain a priority.
Liberals set Ottawa-Vanier nomination date (iPolitics)
Emilie Taman, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, will run for the NDP in the Ottawa-Vanier federal byelection, after finishing second to the late Mauril Bélanger in 2015.