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The Role of Judicial Discourse in Distorting the Public Inquiry Image: Is the Inquiry Becoming an Endangered Species?
The goal is to explore the construction of the Public Inquiry image and its persona via judicial decision-making and legal discourses that are utilized to justify the final product of an inquiry. For instance, while the ...
'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 ...
Tracking Queer Kinships: Assisted Reproduction, Family Law and the Infertility Trap
The global advent of assisted human reproduction has brought with it an upheaval in social, cultural and legal norms of the family. The centrality of biological reproduction to the traditional heterosexual family has been ...
Having a Say: Democracy, Access to Justice and Self-Represented Litigants
Access to Justice is one of the most contested issues on the law-and-society agenda. There is a long-standing exchange over its meaning, objectives, and success. Beneath that engagement, there is a deeper and more basic ...
How Ontarians Experience the Law: An Examination on Incidence Rate, Seriousness and Response to Legal Problems
Access to civil justice is a conceptual framework that, at its most basic, claims all people are entitled to have their legal disputes resolved fairly. However, it is currently understood that these ideals are not reflected ...
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.
Should Preventive Detention Be Legal for Repeat Violent Offenders?
PVDO is a proposed method to legally and morally detain dangerous offenders by creating a new offence. People would be tried and convicted of this offence using the usual standards of criminal proof and trial procedures. ...
Islamophobia and Reactions to Anti-Muslim Hate Crime: The Role of Prototypic Thought and the Ideal Minority Victim
This dissertation explored victim blaming in the context of Islamophobic hate crime, including the role that model victim expectations might play. Study 1 and Study 2 explored the nature, content, and frequency of prototypes ...
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.
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 ...
Internet Users Should Only Pay for the Actual Demands Which They Place on Internet Service Providers
Regulation is required in order to protect network neutrality. That is, the freedom of the internet from unreasonable restrictions. The current Telecommunications Act and CRTC policies are too vague. Internet pricing should ...
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 ...
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. ...
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” ...
Homeless People and Welfare Recipients Suffer Under Restrictive Laws
Homeless people and social assistance recipients have the same goals as the rest of the population. Current laws only reinforce the stereotypes about the poor and homeless as lazy, unmotivated, and prone to crime. Welfare ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Omnibus Budget Bills And The Covert Dismantling Of Canadian Democracy
This paper examines the rise of omnibus budget bills in Canadian Parliament and argues that the bills are a ruling class political tactic aimed at subverting democracy and restructuring Canadian social relations along ...