Février 2019
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Trudeau's Ex-Attorney General: 'Veiled Threats' Were Made to Drop Case (New York Times)
Adam Dodek, Dean of the Common Law Section.

Is Sir John A. Macdonald to blame for the Wilson-Raybould affair? (The Conversation CA)
Adam Dodek, Dean of the Common Law Section.

Jody Wilson-Raybould to Testify (CTV Power Play)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil.

Ottawa officials keep pushing myths about 'remediation agreements' amid the SNC-Lavalin scandal (Financial Post)
Article co-written by Jennifer Quaid.

Affaire SNC-Lavalin: Wilson-Raybould confirme son témoignage mercredi (Le Journal de Québec)
Benoît Pelletier, Section de droit civil.

SNC-Lavalin : pressions et ingérence (Radio-Canada)
Benoît Pelletier, Section de droit civil.

SNC-Lavalin Scandal Jeopardizes Tens Of Millions In Federal Contracts (HuffPost Canada)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil.

Corruption charges could cost SNC-Lavalin tens of millions in federal contracts (CTV News Montreal)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil.

From whales to windows, SNC-Lavalin has extensive federal ties big and small (CTV News Toronto)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil.

PMO ordered review that spawned measures that could help SNC-Lavalin: memo (National Observer)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil.

Spy agencies anxious for Senate to pass national security reforms (Toronto Star)
Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, comments on the considerable anxiety within Canada’s intelligence community surrounding the limited amount of time for the Senate to pass the Liberal government’s national security reforms.

Innovation Minister Bains says proposed directive will 'overtake' conflict in 2006 order (Mobile Syrup)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, comments on Innovation Minister Bains’ proposed directive that requires the CRTC to consider “competition, affordability, consumer interest and innovation” when making decisions.

Ontario sets stage for health-care transformation (Ottawa Citizen)
Colleen Flood, Common Law Section, talks about the new structure to health care in Ontario.

SNC-Lavalin: A look at the attorney general's power to step in (National Post)
Jennifer Quaid, Civil Law Section, talks about Canada’s remediation agreements regarding the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

The impossible position: Canada's attorney-general cannot be our justice minister (The Globe and Mail)
Adam Dodek, Dean of the Common Law Section, writes that Canada's attorney-general cannot be our justice minister.

As tech giants grow ever more powerful, Canada and others are under pressure to act (Toronto Star)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, comments on digital services and their sales tax revenues.

The best, cheapest cellphone plans in Canada in 2019 (MSN)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, talks about cellphone plans in Canada.

Justin Trudeau CRISIS: Canada PM facing SECOND investigation over conduct (UK Express)
Duff Conacher, Common Law Section, comments on attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould’s decision not to vote on the motion demanding a public inquiry last week regarding SNC-Lavalin.

Tories accused of selling access to Doug Ford with $1,250 fundraiser tickets (Welland Tribune)
Duff Conacher, Common Law Section, comments on the Progressive Conservatives' decision to enlist lobbyists to peddle $1,250 tickets to Doug Ford's upcoming fundraiser.

Le lac Érié pourrait obtenir des droits juridiques (Radio-Canada)
Alexandre Lillo, Common Law Section, commente l’initiative d’inclure un article octroyant des droits au lac Érié dans la charte de la ville d’Ohio.

PMO ordered review that spawned measures that could help SNC-Lavalin: memo (Burnaby Now)
Jennifer Quaid, Civil Law Section, talks about the SNC-Lavalin case.

Le champ de mines de la confidentialité (Le Devoir)
Elizabeth Sanderson, Section de common law, commente l’affaire SNC-Lavalin et le très attendu témoignage que Jody Wilson-Raybould livrera au Comité permanent de la justice.

Trudeau waives secrecy constraints on former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould about SNC-Lavalin (The Globe and Mail)
Errol Mendes, Common Law Section, comment on the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Process Nerd: Three accountability gaps exposed by the SNC-Lavalin controversy (iPolitics)
Adam Dodek, Common Law Section, talks about the SNC-Lavalin case.

'You will always be my bubble of joy': Family, friends remember former MP Paul Dewar (Ottawa Citizen)
Claudette Commanda, Common Law Section, was friends with Paul Dewar and attended his funeral on Saturday.

DPAs: Meet the legal tool central to the Prime Minister's Office controversy (National Post)
Jennifer Quaid, Civil Law Section, talks about Canada’s remediation agreements regarding the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Can Wilson-Raybould claim solicitor-client privilege over SNC-Lavalin? The jury's out (CBC News)
CBC News references a 2013 article written Adam Dodek, Dean of the Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, questioning if solicitor-client privilege applies to an Attorney-General who is not a lawyer.

Opposition cries foul as Premier Doug Ford's list of patronage appointments grows (CBC News)

'A Little Baloney' In Claim About Solicitor-Client Privilege For SNC-Lavalin (HuffPost Canada)
Elizabeth Sanderson, Common Law Section, comments on the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick: What's his job description? How much power does he hold? (CBC News)
Yan Campagnolo talks about the Clerk of Privy Council Michael Wernick’s job description; “That's part of the background analysis, basically trying to assess what will be the consequences of a particular decision, what are the pros, what are the cons”.

Critics say CRTC report on unsavoury sales practices is 'regulation by a limply raised eyebrow' (Mobile Syrup)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, discusses the CRTC’s recent report on unsavoury and misleading telecom sales practices.

Canadian shelves 'would run dry' if U.S. imports drugs (Politico)
Amir Attaran, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and Faculty of Medicine, talks about the United States’ push to legalize pharmaceutical imports from Canada.

Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould and cabinet secrecy (Maclean's)
Professor Yan Campagnolo was interviewed by Maclean's about Justin Trudeau, Jodie Wilson-Raybould's, and cabinet secrecy.

Une chercheuse veut savoir qui finance les recherches sur le pétrole de l'Université de Regina (Radio-Canada)
Duff Conacher, Sectoin de common law, estime que le public a le droit de savoir qui finance les recherches et il ne comprend pas l’attitude de l'Université de Regina au sujet de la divulgation de ces informations.

Tragédie de Humboldt : comment infliger une « peine juste » au coupable? (Radio-Canada)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de droit civil, commente le cas de Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, qui a causé la mort de 16 personnes dans la tragédie de Humboldt.

Canadian ISPs no longer have to pass on Big Content threats to pirates (Fudzilla)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, discusses the new amendment to the Canadian Copyright Act which closes a loophole in the copyright notice system.

Rise of Heat-Not-Burn Products Coincides With Decrease in Cigarette Sales (Filter Mag)
David Sweanor, Common Law Section, comments on the increase in heat-not-burn electronic tobacco product sales in South Korea, which coincided with a decrease in cigarette sales.

Canadian Telecom Giant Bell Wanted NAFTA to Ban Some VPNs (Vice)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, comments on the ask from Bell to make VPN service illegal ahead of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations.

Serial Killer Who Shook Toronto's Gay Scene Pleads Guilty To 8 Murders (HuffPost US)
Kyle Kirkup, Common Law Section, comments on the Bruce McArthur trial.

Terence Corcoran: 5G had better be worth all the global chaos it’s wreaking (Financial Post)
The Financial Post mentions a 2014 article written by Michael Geist, Common Law Section, titled “Government Documents Reveal Canadian Telcos Envision Surveillance-Ready Networks”.

Cultural funding fight with Netflix reignites age-old debate - what is Cancon anyway? (CBC News)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, talks about Netflix in Canada and the CRTC's points system.Bisbille linguistique entre bloquistes et libéraux (Le Devoir)
Pierre Foucher, Section de droit civil et Section de common law, note que le projet de loi C-421 contredit la Loi sur les langues officielles

Netflix est-il un allié ou un ennemi? (Le Journal de Montréal)
Michael Geist, Section de common law, croit qu’il n’y a plus aucune raison de subventionner notre télévision.

Federal Liberals tap senior bureaucrats to warn Canadians of election meddling (Toronto Star)
Michael Pal, comments on Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould’s announcement of the government’s plan to protect the 2019 election from foreign, as well as domestic, disinformation and influence campaigns

CBC suggests Netflix doesn't have 'boots on the ground' producing CanCon (Mobile Syrup)
In July 2018, government documents obtained Michael Geist, Common Law Section, showed that Netflix was paying more for scripted Canadian programming than Bell Media, one of the largest media subsidiaries in the country.

Grand committee on 'Fake News' coming to Canada May 28, going to Ireland after (Mobile Syrup)
Mobile Syrup mentions Michael Geist, Common Law Section, for tweeting about the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’ which is set to take place on May 28th, 2019.

Report of PMO interference in justice case rocks political scene (Brockville Recorder and Times)
This article mentions a tweet by Craig Forcese on the alleged political interference by the Prime Minister's Office in a major justice matter.

Ontario Progressive Conservatives remove Ryan Gosling image from fundraising message (Toronto Star)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, comments on the risk the Tories took when using the GIF of Ryan Gosling.

Alexandre Bissonnette: une peine qui pourrait passer à l'histoire (La Presse)
Margarida Garcia, Section de droit civil, commente l'aspect des peines au Canada par rapport à la peine attendue d'Alexandre Bissonnette.

Trudeau denies report of PMO interference in justice case (Toronto Sun)
This article mentions a tweet by Craig Forcese on the alleged political interference by the Prime Minister's Office in a major justice matter.

The SNC-Lavalin revelations, if true, show we are not a country bound by the rule of law (The Globe and Mail)
Jennifer Quaid, Civil Law Section, writes about the SNC-Lavalin revelations.

Actionnaire d'une minière et VP d'un comité sur l'énergie : un sénateur dans une position délicate (Radio-Canada)
Duff Conacher, Section de common law, discute des intérêts du sénateur Michael MacDonald qui pourraient entrer en conflit avec ses devoirs de parlementaire.

Doug Ford slammed on issue of transparency as PC's wrap up retreat (Global News)
Duff Conacher, shares his opinion on the Ontario government retreat.

TEXTNOW CONTINUES TO GROW DESPITE PUSHBACK FROM INCUMBENT WIRELESS CARRIERS (Betakit)
“The issue is not whether Canadian consumers pay some of the highest rates for wireless services anywhere in the developed world,” said Michael Geist, Common Law Section, in a January 22 blog post. “Rather, it is what, if anything, ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and the CRTC are prepared to do about it.”

Legal community raises alarms over allegations PMO interfered in SNC-Lavalin case (iPolitics)
Jennifer Quaid, Civil Law Section says that the allegations would be concerning no matter who was at the centre of the case, but it’s all the more significant because it involves a major Canadian company in a politically significant province.

Can Jody Wilson-Raybould continue to serve in Trudeau's cabinet? (Toronto Star)
The Toronto Star mentions a blog post written by Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, regarding Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

La réconciliation du Canada avec l'Iran attend toujours (Le Devoir)
Thomas Juneau, Faculté des sciences sociales, et Jabeur Fathally, Section de droit civil, commentent la réconciliation du Canada avec l’Iran qui attend toujours.

SNC-Lavalin: le DPCP pourrait aussi porter des accusations (La Presse)
Jennifer Quaid, Section de common law, commente SNC-Lavalin et les procureurs provinciaux du Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (DPCP), qui pourraient à leur tour déposer quatre chefs d'accusation contre l'entreprise d'ici l'été.

Relationships heat up over thermostats, Wildfire smoke is a "chemical soup", and nearly half of Canadians don't pay income taxes (Omny Discovery Feed)
Jennifer Quaid, Common Law Section, talks about the revelation that 40% of Canadians don’t pay income taxes.

Rohingya activists bemoan failure of Muslim countries to address Myanmar crisis (Middle East Eye)
John Packer, Common Law Section, comments on the Rohingya-Muslim minority facing an ongoing genocide in Myanmar.

Supreme Court voyeurism decision a precedent-setting 'no-brainer': expert (CTV News Toronto)
David Fewer, Common Law Section, talks about the ruling of voyeurism concerning the Ontario high school teacher accused of secretly filming his female students’ chests.

Right to privacy not an all-or-nothing concept, says SCC in voyeurism case (Canadian Lawyer Magazine)
Jane Bailey, Common Law Section, talks about the ruling of voyeurism concerning the Ontario high school teacher accused of secretly filming his female students’ chests.

Solicitor-client privilege is at the heart of questions on SNC-Lavalin affair. Here's how it works (Global News)
Jennifer Quaid, Common Law Section, comments on the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Wilson-Raybould’s resignation a ‘time bomb’ for Grits, says ex-Liberal aide, while Justice Committee chair says he’s open to hearings (The Hill Times)
Penny Collenette, Common Law Section, comments on Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from cabinet amid allegations of PMO interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

Ladies, Upstairs!: My Life in Politics and After (Quill and Quire)
This article mentions the double biography Two Firsts, written by Constance Backhouse, Common Law Section, about Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, the first two female judges on the Supreme Court of Canada.

Saskatchewan's carbon tax court challenge launches today (CBC News)
Stewart Elgie, Common Law Section, talks about Saskatchewan's constitutional challenge of the carbon tax.

SNC-Lavalin and the off-ramp (National Post)
Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, comments on the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

What you need to know about the SNC-Lavalin affair (CBC News)
This article mentions a blog post written by Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, regarding Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Former attorney general Peter MacKay says Trudeau has already waived privilege in SNC-Lavalin scandal (Toronto Star)
Errol Mendes, Common Law Section, comments on the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Aboriginal rights an issue in carbon tax court battle between Ottawa and Sask., says First Nation (CBC News)
Amir Attaran, Common Law Section, comments on Saskatchewan's constitutional challenge of the carbon tax and says constitutional jurisdictional disputes must also include First Nations.

'She's in a hard place': Solicitor-client and cabinet rules bind Wilson-Raybould from speaking (National Post)
The National Post mentions a paper written by Adam Dodek, Common Law Section, regarding modern challenges to solicitor-client privilege.

SNC-Lavalin faces criminal probe over Montreal bridge contract, documents reveal (National Observer)
Jennifer Quaid, Common Law Section, comments on the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

The carbon tax case is a dangerous political game (The Globe and Mail)
Nathalie Chalifour, Common Law Section, talks about the carbon tax and says the federal government has ample jurisdiction over criminal law, taxation and matters of national concern.

Broken trust between Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould leads to political damage (Toronto Star)
Penny Collenette, Common Law Section, writes about the clear rupture in the government following Jody Wilson-Raybould’s recent resignation from cabinet.

Canada's new low-cost cell phone plans? 'A joke,' expert says - National (Techregister - Mobile news)
Michael Geist, Common Law Section, discusses the Canadian telecoms market.

Gerald Butts: Will throwing himself under the bus help or hurt Trudeau? (MacLean’s)
Yan Campagnolo, Common Law Section, explains how cabinet confidentiality in no way restricts Trudeau from revealing details around Jody Wilson-Raybould’s exit.

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Vendredi, Février 15, 2019
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