Canadian Prime Minister's Office Slowed Syrians' Asylum Claims
Publication: The New York Times
Jennifer Bond, Faculty of Law, comments on the process of refugee claims from Syrians.“There was a delay during a time when there was a desperate need for Syrians to get protection.”
Why banishing homegrown terrorists will backfire
Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, comments on the citizenship revocation policy. “You’re taking a person with demonstrable violent propensities, based on their convictions in Canada, and you’re going to set them loose in a particularly vulnerable environment, which begs the question: Is the Canadian taxpayer not just paying their plane ticket to engage in the terrorist fight again?”
Health top concern to Canadians but politicians ignoring issue, poll shows
Publication: Toronto Star
Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, discusses the new public opinion poll by Ekos that shows that health is the most important issue to Canadians and how this importance is not reflected in the federal electoral campaigns. “Our poll results clearly show that any politician brave enough to campaign on health right now would be campaigning on clearly the most important issue to Canadians. Lamentably, none of the political parties have done this.”
Race to the Hill: How will refugee report impact campaign?
Publication: CTV News - Race to the Hill
Jennifer Bond, Common Law Section, discusses the role of the Syrian refugee crisis in relation to the federal electoral campaign.
'Cooling off' period among new CMA recommendations on assisted dying
Publication: CTV News
Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, discusses physician-assisted death and the Canadian Medical Association’s new recommendations. “In the vast majority of legal cases that looked at doctors and conscientious objection, the judgement has gone against the doctors. And most of the doctors’ thinking on getting conscientious objection is wishful thinking, it is legally ignorant, and the CMA’s guidelines unfortunately is worse than nothing.”
Supreme Court tackles thorny question of who qualifies as a ‘status Indian’
Joseph Magnet, Common Law Section, comments on the question of who qualifies as a ‘status Indian’. “Right now you’ve got a drain of under-serviced people who are underdeveloped and are absorbing social welfare costs. These are people with potential. That potential cannot be realized if they can’t be properly educated, cared for, with appropriate health care facilities, treated in the same way everybody else gets to develop.”
Bruno Massé: 5 raisons de se débarrasser des conservateurs
Publication: Huffington Post Québec
Cet article inclus une citation d’Errol Mendes, Section common law, sur la campagne électorale fédérale.