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'Pyrates' of the Lyceum: Big Pharma, Patents, and Academic Freedom in Neoliberal Times
Academic freedom and freedom of expression are threatened by the corporatised university. As neoliberal policies embed themselves in all aspects of public (if not private) life, freedom of expression and academic freedom ...
The Supreme Court Needs to Consider Both Common Law and Aboriginal Law When Resolving Land Disputes
The Delgamuukw approach to resolving Aboriginal land claims is superior to both a strict common law approach and a strict Aboriginal law approach. It acknowledges the unique qualities of Aboriginal title, and provides ...
Toxic Enactments: Materializing Estrogen and Regulation Under Canada's Food and Drugs Act, 1939-1953
The study describes how estrogen was standardized in Canada, in the 1940s and early 1950s, under the Food and Drugs Act. Contributing to interdisciplinary conversations, it provides an empirical case of how regulatory ...
Racialized Groups Are Harshly Impacted by More Flexible Work Standards
Neoliberal reforms to employment standards have allowed for more flexible terms of work. These changes have a severe impact on racialized groups, making work and financial security unstable.
Charter Damages: Private Law in the Unique Public Law Remedy
In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canadas decision in Vancouver (City) v Ward created a framework for a Charter damages claim. In two subsequent decisions, the Court deviated from Ward by relying extensively on private law ...
The Legal Treatment of Informal Caregivers of the Elderly in Canada and Australia: The Importance of Recognizing Relations in Creating Reforms
This thesis examines the policy implications of the legal treatment of caregivers of the elderly in Canada and Australia and how this can inform law and policy reforms in Canada. Legislation and policy on the formal care ...
Youth Involvement in Participatory Watershed Planning. Understanding the relationships between well-being, participatory governance, and watersheds.
The Nechako watershed is a vast landscape in north-central British Columbia that is sparsely populated, and characterized by extractive industries such forestry and mining. Due to the construction of the Kenney Dam in the ...
Gendered Justice: Women Workers, Gender, and Master and Servant Law in England, 1700-1850
As England industrialized in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, employment relationships continued to be governed, as they had been since the Middle Ages, by master and servant law. This dissertation is the first ...
Becoming to Belong: An Essay on Agency and Democratic Rights
My project develops what I call a dignity oriented model of human agency, and a related approach to human rights; especially democratic rights. I also juxtapose my model of agency against those offered by the liberal and ...
From Social Servitude to Self Certitude: The Social Organization of Resistance of Racialized Diasporic Women
The relationship between migration incorporation and resistance is a quintessential problematic replete with controversy. As Arabs and Iranians migrate to a Western society, they are confronted by a whole new set of choices ...
Temporalities of 'Return': Race, Representation and Decolonial Imaginings of Palestinian Refugee Life
This dissertation examines the representational life of return and asks: how has Israeli settler-colonialism and international rights discourse come to bear on political imaginings of return for third-generation Palestinian ...
NAFTA Weakens Regulatory Power of Governments
NAFTA creates a situation where governments have less power to intervene on issues such as obesity, hunger, and public health. This is likely to benefit only the privileged sector of society and harm low-income citizens.
Lost in Translation? The Difference Between Hearsay Rule's Historical Rationale and Practical Application
An examination of the difference between the hearsay rules historical rationale and current application. The analysis occurs in three steps. In section 1, the historical rationale of the hearsay rule is identified through ...
York Researcher Shows How Women Lawyers Overcame Barriers
Although women lawyers faced many challenges at the turn of the twentieth century, many of them found ways to work in law.
Drug Safety Is Influenced More by Business Interests Rather Than Public Health
The safety of pharmaceutical drugs in Canada is a concern. While Health Canada is given the power to measure safety and approve drugs, the process has its limits. There is a growing trend towards practicing “risk management” ...
Corporate law, pension law and the transformative potential of pension fund investment activism
Pension funds, the funds held in trust to support occupational pension plans, represent significant funds of capital. Together with other institutional investors such as mutual funds and hedge funds they have become important ...
The Right to Support: Severely Disabled Children & Their Mothers
The author examines how severely disabled children and their mothers, who are usually their primary caregivers, are treated by Canadian law and policy. She identifies and analyzes deficiencies in care and other supports ...
Chronic Kidney Disease Unidentified (CKDu) in Sri Lanka: Towards an Integrated Solution
This study sought to understand how the problem of the Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu), which has affected the paddy farmers in the North Central Province (NCP) of Sri Lanka is being addressed by the ...
Presumptive Deference and the Role of Expertise on Questions of Law in Canadian Administrative Law
Administrators in Canada are presumptively accorded deference on questions of law. This deference is grounded largely in expertise, a pragmatic justification for deference. This thesis examines the relationship of expertise ...
Race, Diversity, and the Politics of Hate Crime: An Analysis of Police Response to Racially Motivated Hate Crimes in the Greater Toronto Area
This dissertation examines police responses to racially motivated hate crimes in the Greater Toronto Area. In the mid-1990s, police services in Canada developed procedures to respond to suspected hate/bias motivated crimes. ...