CRTC set to release 'cornerstone' ruling (National Post)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law, comments on the upcoming "cornerstone" CRTC ruling on what constitutes basic telecom service and calls on the government to play a greater role to bridge the digital divides that keep low-income and rural residents disconnected.
Five times as many Americans applied for refugee status in Canada in November (National Post)
Jamie Liew, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, comments on the increasing number of Americans seeking refugee status in Canada.
Ottawa bilingue : Trudeau se demande si Gatineau en ferait autant (Radio-Canada)
François Larocque, vice-doyen à la Faculté de droit, commente les propos du premier ministre Justin Trudeau sur le mouvement Ottawa ville bilingue, qui entraînent de nombreuses réactions dans la région de la capitale nationale.
Michael Geist, Faculté de droit, Section de common law, traite de l’enquête du commissaire à la protection de la vie privée sur le sondage du gouvernement fédéral sur la réforme électorale et explique qu'un simple code postal suffit pour identifier un individu.
Universal pharmacare will cut costs, save lives (Chronicle Journal)
Colleen M. Flood, director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, comments on prescription drug coverage in Canada and proposes a universal pharmacare program.
Traditional cigarette smoking drops to historic low among teens (Mooresville Tribune)
David Sweanor, an adjunct law professor at the University of Ottawa and the author of a recent e-cig study, said he was encouraged that youth consumption of tobacco products was down overall.
Canada looks to export refugee resettlement system (Al-Araby Al-Jadeed)
Jennifer Bond, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, says that the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative does not aim to produce carbon copies of Canada's private sponsorship model, but rather build programs that are specific to other countries' social and economic capacities.
Yahoo's Move May Put Deal At Risk -- WSJ (ADVFN)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, discusses the privacy concerns raised by the Yahoo email account security breach. "The danger now isn't just with people's Yahoo accounts."