2 au 10 octobre 2017
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Why doctors are angry over the Liberals' tax plan (The Globe and Mail)
Vern Krishna, Faculty of Law, analyses the Ontario government's decision to amend its incorporation rules so that doctors could appoint their spouses and children to the boards of their companies.

The political porcupine (Winnipeg Free Press)
Michael Wolfson, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine, notes that the federal government could be forgoing on the order of half a billion dollars a year in income tax revenue through provisions enabling high income-earners to set up a corporation.

SECOND OPINION Blacked-out information reveals secret world of drug prices (CBC News)
Amir Attaran, Faculty of Law, comments on the redaction of drug prices in a report by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

'Terrified' 60-year-old woman told to pay up for illegally downloading porn (CBC News)
Michael Geist, faculty of Law, comments on a government report on "threatening" copyright-infringement notices asking internet users for settlement fees.

When algorithms go bad: Online failures show humans are still needed (CBC News)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, explains that we've grown "dependent on algorithms to deliver relevant search results, the ability to intuit news stories or entertainment we might like."

Here's how Canadian media companies are responding to the Netflix Canada deal (Mobile Syrup)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, discusses the federal government's deal with Netflix that will see the company invest $500 million CAD in Canadian productions over the next five years.

Heritage Minister says Netflix's Canadian production 'presence' will pay corporate taxes (Mobile Syrup)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, comments on the $500 million CAD Netflix Canada deal announced by federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly as part of Canada’s new cultural policy plan.

Andrew Scheer's pick for committee chair rejected with good reason (Hill Times)
Martha Jackman, Faculty of Law, shares her thoughts on the rejection of federal conservative leader Andrew Scheer's pick for committee chair.

What legal Canadian weed might mean to ... the Kingdom of Lesotho (Ottawa Citizen)
Adam Houston, a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Law, shares his thoughts on how the legalization of marijuana will affect the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Poverty-law lawyer Vince Calderhead's mission to change the justice system (The Globe and Mail)
Martha Jackman, Faculty of Law, discusses a critical case, referred to as Sparks, built around Irma Sparks, a public housing tenant in Dartmouth, N.S., who was being evicted from her home on 30 days' notice.

Fair-trade pot? Canada could play a key role; Tiny African nation might benefit, say Adam R. Houston and Rapelang Radebe (Edmonton Journal)
Adam Houston, a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, shares his thoughts on how the legalization of marijuana will affect the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Trump's NAFTA Plans Are On a Collision Course With Absolutely Everyone (Foreign Policy)
Debra Steger, Faculty of Law, explains that Canada is looking for modernization of NAFTA, for security and predictability and improvement, rather than rollbacks and protectionism.

US athletes didn't get Zika at Rio Olympics -- but they got other mosquito-borne diseases (89.3 KPCC Pasadena)
Amir Attaran, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Law, was one of the scientists who wrote a letter calling on the Brazil's Olympics Games to be moved following the Zika crisis.

TD Bank customer frustrated with fraud investigation leaving him owing thousands (CBC News)
Anthony Daimsis, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, comments on bank cardholder agreements, and how these heavily favour banks in cases of fraud. He believes consumer protection laws need to be changed to give cardholders more recourse if they feel their claim is unfairly handled.


 

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Lundi, Octobre 2, 2017
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