Police sex-assault trial highlights problems with determining incapacity video (CBC News)
Elizabeth Sheehy, Faculty of Law, explains that the Criminal Code says a person may not consent because of incapacity, but it does not define what incapacity means.
Why clicking 'I agree' may no longer mean you agree to everything (The Globe and Mail)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, shares his thoughts on what 'consent' means when the agreement is said to be made by pressing a computer key.
Landmark legal case: Canadian precedent- international implications (RCI)
Jeremy de Beer, Faculty of Law, was part of the team appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada and contributing to the landmark ruling.
From budgets to weed: How a changing Senate affects Canadians (Global News)
Errol Mendes, Faculty of Law, explains that we're entering into a new era of parliamentary process and that Trudeau has to accept it.
Trudeau government shelves part of law that would have allowed ordinary Canadians to sue spammers (CBC News)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, discusses the government's decision to indefinitely freeze application of part of Canada's anti-spam law that would have allowed ordinary Canadians to sue for spam.
Liberals shockingly timid on access-to-information reform (iPolitics)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, says it is obvious that officials are using social media messaging to communicate to avoid leaving an email trail.
Hospital denies patients' right to assisted death (Winnipeg Free Press)
Daphne Gilbert, Faculty of Law, wrote in a 2016 opinion column that the constitutional right to freedom of religion extends to a public institution only if it was primarily constituted for religious purposes.
Nos foyers et nos droits (L'Express CA)
Alain Roussy, Faculté de droit et directeur de PratiquO, a été invité à faire une présentation au 38e congrès de l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.
Deux nouvelles nominations en Cour fédérale (Droit Inc)
William F. Pentney, Faculté de droit, a été nommé juge de la Cour fédérale.
Judges appointed to federal courts, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench (thelawyersdaily.ca)
William F. Pentney, deputy minister of justice and deputy attorney general, was a professor at the University of Ottawa's law faculty.
The home care conversation were not having [News] (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Colleen Flood, Faculty of Law, discusses the concept that informal care by family members somehow doesn't count when tallying the costs of home care.
Analysts question whether planned San Francisco ban on menthol flavorings could have ripple effect (Winston-Salem Journal)
David Sweanor, Faculty of Law, said restrictions on flavored cigarettes make sense, and have been in place for years.
Five new judges are heading to Ontario's Superior Court of Justice (thelawyersdaily.ca)
Cynthia Petersen, Faculty of Law, has been appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario.
Could Canada lose its adequacy standing? (IAPP.org)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, shared Klein's views on the evolution of privacy laws, specifically with the laws in the European Union.