March 20, 2017
How Alcohol Complicates Sex-Assault Cases (The Globe and Mail)
Elizabeth Sheehy, Faculty of Law, explains how she used the Supreme Court of British Columbia case of R. v. Ryder in class to outline the challenges surrounding consent and intoxication in sexual assault cases.
Should the wealthy be allowed to buy their way to faster health care at private clinics? (Toronto Star)
Lorian Hardcastle, Faculty of Law, explains how the concept of Medicare and hybrid health-care regimes mean that people are paying fees for not just something extra, but also quicker access to insured services.
Facial recognition coming in for a landing at Ottawa airport today (CBC News Ottawa)
Ian Kerr, Faculty of Law, outlines potential privacy issues in regards to the use of the new self-serve kiosk, called a primary inspection kiosk, to speed up and streamline the arrival process at the Ottawa Airport.
10 choses à savoir vendredi (Les Affaires)
Michael Geist, Faculté de droit, remarque que Netflix a commencé à investir dans la production originale canadienne en 2013 et "que cet investissement a grandi de façon marquée en 2015, au même moment où l’investissement étranger croissait de façon notoire au Canada."
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Foreigners Now Spend More Making CanCon Than Canadian Broadcasters (Huffington Post Canada)
The $4 trillion question (CBA National)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, comments on the likelihood of tech firms taking people’s privacy seriously, given the profitability of exploiting personal information, and governments’ reluctance to put restrictions on a fast-growing, trillion-dollar industry.