Vol 36-2: Nov/Dec 2012 - LawNow Magazine

Vol 36-2: Nov/Dec 2012


Table of Contents

Feature: Older Criminal Laws: Valuable or Vintage?

Special Report: Aboriginal Law




Featured Articles: Older Criminal Laws: Valuable or Vintage?

Canada’s Criminal Code was first enacted in 1892, but some of its provisions have their origins in much earlier times. Some are still useful today, some could use some updated language, and some are past their “best before” date!

Witches, Pirates, Rioters Beware. There are laws about you!

There are many sections in Canada’s Criminal Code that seem to have outlived their usefulness, but closer examination shows some are still relevant.

Three Forgotten Reasons to Mind Your Manners in Canada

Blasphemous libel, defamatory libel and corrupting children are laws that linger in Canada’s Criminal Code.

When is a Cow Not a Cow, and Other Strange Animals

Archaic language creates conundrums with cattle, canines and canaries.

The Chicken Oath and Other Historical Oddities

It was tough to be a chicken in the 1890s!

Infanticide: Such a Sad and Sorry Crime

British and Canadian criminal law evolved to deal with the tragic plight of mothers who kill.

Retaliation Against Whistleblowers is a Crime

There is a law that can criminalize the employer/employee relationship.




Special Report: Aboriginal Law

 Incarcerating Aboriginal Youth: Some Issues

Canada’s criminal law is laden with emotion, ideology and conflicting prescriptions as it relates to Aboriginal people, youth included.

The Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative

Former Prime Minister Paul Martin has created an initiative to help provide Aboriginal youth with some of the educational opportunities they need to succeed.

Some Reflections on Growing Up as an Aboriginal Youth

I was barely past my own youthful days when I was asked to mentor a small group of young aboriginals.





Changes in the law should help native youth

Bench Press

Insight into Insite, Is Spanking Child Abuse?, Throwing an Elephant Out of Court, The Castle Doctrine, Breaking Legal Ground in China.



Law and Literature

Refining Our Vision: First Nations Peoples in Canada.

Criminal Law

Drinking and Driving – Just Don’t!

Not-for-Profit Law

Charities Now Have a Roadmap for Working With Domestic Non-Charities

Human Rights Law

Why Canada Should Carefully Consider the Consequences of Re-Introducing Anti-terrorism Measures

Employment Law

Dismissing High Earners is High Risk

Family Law

The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Part Three – Exceptions and More








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