7 juin 2017

Canada is updating its laws to say that an unconscious person can't consent (Vice)
Carissima Mathen, Faculty of Law, comments on new federal legislation that further clarifies that evidence of a sexual assault victim’s sexual past is not admissible in court to establish consent or discredit a victim.

Agressions sexuelles: Ottawa élimine des zones grises (Le Devoir)
Blair Crew, Faculté de droit, traite du projet de loi fédéral visant à clarifier le droit en matière d’agressions sexuelles pour offrir plus de protection aux victimes.

Liberals initiate changes to sexual-assault laws to protect complainants (The Globe and Mail)
Elizabeth Sheehy, Faculty of Law, discusses the new federal measures aimed at protecting sexual-assault complainants and calls the right of legal representation in rape-shield hearings an important step. 

Yes, the feds could force Trans Mountain on B.C. (iPolitics)
Carissima Mathen, Faculty of Law, analyses how Section 92.10 of the Constitution Act of 1867, which gives Ottawa jurisdiction over projects that are declared by the Parliament to be for the general Advantage of Canada, could be used in the case of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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Mercredi, Juin 7, 2017
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