Volume 45-4 Mar/Apr 2021
Social media is a huge part of our everyday lives. But it’s not all good! This issue looks at various aspects of social media – from defamation and use in criminal investigations, to privacy and workplace concerns, among others. We also look at water policy and law.
Feature Articles: Social Media
Posting Perils: Defamation in the social media era
Social media and the Internet have raised new issues in defamation law and challenged Canadian courts.
Social Media and Criminal Investigations: Public content and its role in solving crimes
Publicly available social media influences criminal investigations, with costs and benefits to both society and police services.
Social Media Posts and Employment: A perilous playground
An employee’s social media or Internet activity can have unexpected impacts on their employer. And their job.
Can Canada Effectively Address Hate and Racial Discrimination on Social Media?
When regulating the Internet, Canada struggles with it being borderless and how to uphold freedom of expression.
Social Media Platforms: Should you be worried about your privacy?
By agreeing to Terms and Conditions, you are signing an online contract allowing social media to collect and share some personal information.
Social Media, the Law and Social Justice
We’ve seen social media as a tool for social justice but its relationship with the law is challenging.
Special Report: Water Law
NAFTA vs. CUSMA: Is Canada’s water a good or a right?
The impact of the new CUSMA on Canada’s water, as compared to NAFTA’s provisions, remains to be seen.
The Alberta Water Council and Consensus Decision-Making
The Alberta Water Council is interesting because of its role and how it makes decisions – by consensus only.
Advancing the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation under International Law: Human rights vs. investor rights
While international mechanisms are increasingly recognizing the human rights to water and sanitation, states must take action too.
Have You Heard?
Updated Family Law Resources
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Can Private Businesses Ask for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination?
The State is in Your Home: Courts punish poor parenting
Peter Bowal and Jim Johnston
Bad Behaviour 6.0: Employees getting away with …
Relocations with Children: The law before and the law now
Changes to Jurisdictional Provisions under the Divorce Act
Peter Bowal and Malhar Shahani
Criminal Sentencing of Aboriginal Offenders: Gladue
Condominium Bylaws & Rules: 5 things to know
Law & Literature
Just Who Are the Real Criminals of New York: Reflections on Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet
Youth & the Law
I’m Turning 18: Planning for the Unexpected