28-31 août 2017
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Not 'a slam dunk': Mike Duffy faces uphill battle for $8M in damages, experts say (CBC News)
Carissima Mathen, Faculty of Law, comments on the $8 million lawsuit launched by Senator Mike Duffy against the Senate and the RCMP on the grounds that he was subjected to Charter violations and salary loss.

What do doctors really have to fear from the feds' tax crackdown? (Maclean’s)
Michael Wolfson, Faculty of Law, shares his thoughts on Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau's discussion paper aimed at closing a number of loopholes that allow wealthy taxpayers to use private companies to reduce their taxes. 

It's time for visionary pragmatism on nicotine (Vancouver Province)
David Sweanor, Faculty of Law, calls on the federal government to replace an approach based on punishing and shaming smokers into trying to quit with one that empowers them to succeed. 

Peter Watts: How to stop 100 deaths a day from smoking in Canada (Global News)
David Sweanor, Faculty of Law, explains how to stop the cigarette epidemic through non-combustible alternatives to cigarettes. 

Woman appeals order to pay $24K to her alleged attacker (CBC News Hamilton)
Elizabeth Sheehy, Faculty of Law, comments on the case of a Niagara woman who was ordered to pay $24,000 in damages to her alleged sexual assaulter. 

Generation Lex: The Search for the genuine articling experience (National Post)
This article discusses the debate about keeping or abolishing articling in the legal profession and mentions the Law Society of Upper Canada’s solution – a two year pilot Law Practice Program, which started in 2014-15 with a French-speaking program at the University of Ottawa.

Ottawa’s small business tax proposals explained (MoneySense)
Vern Krishna, Faculty of law, shares his thoughts on the “fairness” of the federal government’s latest small business tax reform proposals

Digital property rights debate heats up in NAFTA renegotiation (Reuters)
Michael Geist, Faculty of Law, comments on the digital property rights debate concerning the NAFTA renegotiation and argues that Canada should loosen NAFTA’s intellectual property clauses.  

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Mardi, Septembre 5, 2017
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