17-21 juillet 2017
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Premiers meet to talk trade with Trump, new pot rules (CBC News)
Errol Mendes, Faculty of Law, discusses the current "paradox" in provincial-federal relations, with provinces working toward a unified approach to NAFTA while disputes over pipelines, carbon pricing and health deals continue to simmer.

The battle over a $52 sports bra goes to court (Washington Post)
Jeremy de Beer, Faculty of Law, comments on a copyright lawsuit launched by Lululemon against Under Armour over the design of an undergarment : " the business strategy is to deter other people from even trying to copy designs, because it's going to cause them legal problems."

Rampant copying of copyrighted material at Canadian schools finally gets reined in (National Post)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, suggests the Federal Court ruling against York University’s copyright guidelines in Access Copyright v. York University should be appealed.

Le profil «télécoms» du nouveau président du CRTC soulève des inquiétudes (Le Devoir)
Michael Geist, Faculté de droit, estime que le C.V. de Ian Scott, le nouveau président du Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes, révèle une grande expérience, mais une moins grande familiarité avec les sujets d'intérêt public.

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Abdi delays hurt all involved (Ottawa Sun)
Carissima Mathen, Faculty of Law, comments on court delays in Canada’s justice system: "The parties who count in terms of timing (of the trial) are Crown and defence, and if they agree that's often all that matters".

Reports of dismissed assault charge prompt questions about Julie Payette in governor general role (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Faculty of Law, comments on dismissed, non-felony charges against Canada’s next Governor General, Julie Payette: "We don't have the full context or all the facts, but it is worth remembering that appointees always have a human dimension [...]"

Telecom Exec Could Make CRTC Less Consumer-Friendly, Advocates Warn (The Epoch Times)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, explains that there was significant pressure on Melanie Joly to name someone with a cultural or broadcasting background to the position of chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

Trudeau Refuses To Confirm If He Knew About Payette's Assault Charge (HuffPost Canada)
Penny Collenette, Faculty of Law, comments on dismissed, non-felony charges against Canada’s next Governor General, Julie Payette: "We don't have the full context or all the facts, but it is worth remembering that appointees always have a human dimension [...]"

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Julie Payette's vetting for governor general questioned amid 'disquieting' revelations (CBC News)

New CRTC chairman's experience described as both an asset and a conflict (IT World Canada)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, notes that Ian Scott, the new Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission chairman, will likely take a less confrontational approach to many issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeudi, Juillet 27, 2017
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