Ryley Schmidt, Author at LawNow Magazine

About Ryley Schmidt

Ryley Schmidt is a law student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.

Legal Response in Canada to the Opioid Crisis

Over the past few years, there has been a profound increase in the number of deaths associated with problematic opioid use in Canada. From the beginning of 2016 to mid-2018, there have been over 10,300 opioid-related deaths. And according to Statistics Canada, the national life expectancy at birth did not increase from 2016 to 2017 […]

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Ryley Schmidt
Ryley Schmidt is a law student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.
 

The Key Provisions and Case Law Which Define Hate Speech

Within Canadian society, hate speech and the promotion of hatred is addressed at both the federal and provincial level. At the federal level, the key piece of legislation addressing this issue is the Criminal Code. Section 319(2) makes it an offence to publicly communicate statements that wilfully promote hatred against identifiable groups. The term ‘identifiable […]

Authors:

Ryley Schmidt
Ryley Schmidt is a law student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.
 


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