Table of Contents
Criminal law has both public and private significance. For individuals charged with crimes, the outcomes are life-altering. For society, the outcomes can affect public policy, our sense of security, and even our history.
Look Back in Sorrow: The October Crisis
The October crisis of 1970 was one of the most dramatic events in Canadian history. Forty years later, the government’s use of the War Measures Act is still debated.
“My DNA Made Me Do It!” MAOA Genotyping
Can our genes determine our behaviour, and in particular, partially explain criminal behaviour? This controversial question is just beginning to be explored.
Access to Justice and Legal Aid
It can be argued that you cannot have access to justice unless you have a properly funded legal aid program.
At Issue: A Homeowner’s Expectation of Privacy
The Calgary police used a provincial law to gather evidence against a Calgary homeowner. Should the Charter of Rights have protected him?
Serving the Common Good –The Role of Government
In an excerpt from her soon-to-be-published book, Helen Forsey examines the career of her illustrious father and his vision of what government can be as a force for the common good.
Canada’s Refugee Law and Policy: What Are We Really Trying to Accomplish?
Canada’s refugee policy should reflect the protocols of the International Convention on Refugees, but do our latest laws still honour those purposes?
A National Securities Regulator? No Way says the Alberta Court of Appeal
Which level of government has the authority to regulate the Canadian securities industry is a constitutional question with public policy implications.
LEAF Arguments Accepted by Majority of Supreme Court of Canada
A Canadian Symbol Brought to Court: Victims of Moose Crashes sue Newfoundland in Class Action Suit
Human Rights Law
Not-for -Profit Law
The Glacial Evolution of the Legal Definition of Charity in Canada
The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines: Part One
Choosing Judges for the Supreme Court of Canada