14-19 avril 2017

The Charter at 35 (TVO)
It's been 35 years since the birth of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms; a document that ensures rights of individuals, and holds an important place within the Constitution's "highest law of the land." The Agenda looks at the Charter's formation and evolution, the distribution of power it created between legislatures and courts, and the influence it holds on the world stage. Vanessa MacDonnell, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, joins the program.

Why health experts should speak up on social policy (Ottawa Citizen)
Adam R. Houston, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law, discusses expressing political views and maintaining academic freedom. A memo sent by Jacques Bradwejn, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, is mentioned in the article. 

Bill Unveiled Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada (New York Times)
A study released by the University of Ottawa Global Strategy Lab found that the government may be able to justify the measure under exemptions for “scientific purposes.”

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Betrayal and beginnings welcome to party leadership races: Collenette (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Faculty of Law, discusses the Canadian political landscape and the Conservative Party leadership race.

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The collateral damage of legalizing marijuana (The Globe and Mail )
Steven Hoffman, Faculty of Law, discusses Canada’s international legal obligations under the UN drug control treaties. 

Canada’s analog broadcasting policy makes no sense in a digital world (The Globe and Mail)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, discusses the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act and global markets for Canadian content in a digital world.

Chris Selley: Pot legalization plan is as good as could be expected. But will it happen? (National Post)
The University of Ottawa’s Global Strategy Lab released a 27-page paper explaining “how Canada can remain party to the conventions without either withdrawing or amending them.” 

The Charter at 35: There are winners and losers in the fight for rights (iPolitics)
Martha Jackman, Faculty of Law, discusses poverty cases in lower courts. 

An interview with Michael Geist: copyright reform in Canada and beyond (Public.)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, addresses international trade agreements, intellectual property, e-commerce that enhance corporate protections while downplaying user rights and Canadian copyright reform.

CDC report shows more smokers try to quit with e-cigs than nicotine replacement products(Winston-Salem Journal)
David Sweanor, Faculty of Law, discusses the ideological or financial conflicts that may be blinding the American Lung Association to the enormous public health gains that can come from giving smokers additional viable options for saving their lives.

Canada Open to Digital Trade Adds in NAFTA Renegotiation (BNA's)
David Fewer, Faculty of Law, told Bloomberg BNA that he “absolutely” expects the TPP’s more progressive elements—such as digital trade provisions—to make their way into NAFTA.

Un docteur en linguistique devenu avocat (Droit Inc)
José Bonneau travaille à son compte tout en suivant des cours de Common Law à l’Université d’Ottawa pour compléter sa formation

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