10 février 2017
Summary: 

A century and a half of marriage (The Globe and Mail)
Constance Backhouse, Faculty of Law, comments on the 1897 Female Refuges Act and how hundreds of Ontario women were imprisoned for “morality offences.”

Police board votes for review of Hamilton's 'unfounded' sex assault allegations (CBC News Hamilton)
Blair Crew, Faculty of Law, says the reliance on internal statistics over the official system all police forces use is a "PR smokescreen," in the case of "unfounded" sexual assaults.

FDA campaign may be doing more harm (State University of New York at Buffalo)
David Sweanor, Faculty of Law, comments on FDA campaigns and similar ones against smokeless tobacco “that fails to directly warn about the much greater harms from smoked tobacco (predominantly cigarettes).”

COMMENTARY: The misinformation age. A Super Bowl tale of lazy journalism and bad information (Cartt.ca)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, comments on how the CRTC was vindicated in its decision to drop simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl because the number of viewers who migrated from watching on Canadian TV to U.S. TV was low.  

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Vendredi, Février 10, 2017
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