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Daily Archives: December 1st, 2014

Trinity Western University: Admin Law Meets the Charter

Shad Turner (3L), OUTlaw Alberta It’s deja vu all over again. In 2001, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that the BC College of Teachers acted unfairly in “considering the religious precepts of [Trinity Western University (TWU)] instead of the actual impact of these beliefs on the school environment” in its reasons for denying […]

Two Cheers for Canadian Democracy

Rob McCarty (3L) Canada deserves two resounding cheers for its admirable response to the recent shootings in Ottawa on October 22, 2014. The first cheer is for having the House of Commons sit on the day following the attack. The decision to continue with “business-as-usual” took courage, and is a strong political statement about the […]

Social Media and the Ghomeshi Controversy

Hailee Barber (1L) The controversy surrounding the CBC’s decision to end its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has raised important discussions related to a number of current societal issues; one that interests me is the way that social media, in the form of Ghomeshi’s Facebook post, continues to impact the public’s response as the controversy unfolds. […]