Podcasts

À partir du volume 57, la Revue de droit de McGill est devenue la première revue canadienne à lancer une importante série de podcasts. Depuis, nos podcasts ont exploré de nombreuses problématiques en droit canadien, notamment sur la justice criminelle et le fédéralisme canadien. Nos podcasts ont également traité de sujets de droit international, comme les crises humanitaires et le développement de nouvelles normes internationales, tel quel la personnalité juridique de l’environnement. Dans chaque épisode, nous invitons des universitaires de renom, des praticiens et d’autres experts, qui ont été impliqués dans les débats et décisions qui altèrent et révolutionnent le droit au Canada et dans le monde.

 

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Posté le 4 Août 2022

A Tale of One City: Toronto's Battle for Electoral Independence

In Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General), the Supreme Court held the Ontario government’s decision to reduce the size of Toronto’s City Council – during an election – was constitutionally valid. In this episode, we explore the case and its implications on freedom of expression and unwritten constitutional principles. We speak with Nathalie Des Rossiers, Principal of Massey College, who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario when the events transpired.

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Posté le 12 Juil 2022

Cybersecurity and the Law, Part 2: Exploring the Specter of Digital Transnational Repression

At the international level, malware has become a tool of transnational repression – enabling governments to reach across national borders to silence and surveil dissidents. We speak with Siena Anstis, senior legal advisor at The Citizen Lab, about how digital transnational repression takes place, how it implicates human rights, and how governments around the world are responding to its occurrence.

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Posté le 5 Juil 2022

Cybersécurité et le droit, partie 1 : un guide pratique pour le 21e siècle

Selon les statistiques les plus récentes de Statistique Canada, deux grandes entreprises canadiennes sur cinq auraient été victimes d’une cyberattaque. Dans cet épisode, nous explorons les implications légales découlant des logiciels malveillants (“malware”) avec Maître Éloïse Gratton, avocate et associée au cabinet Borden Ladner Gervais. Nous discutons les impacts au droit à la vie privée, la protection des renseignements confidentiels et personnels et les obligations légales des entreprises de signaler ou de notifier les incidents.

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Posté le 22 Juin 2022

Conversion Therapy and Narratives of Cure: Debunking Anti-LGBTQ2+ Rhetoric in Law

While proponents of conversion therapy argue that legislative bans infringe on freedoms of expression and religion, its opponents contend that failing to impose a ban would have harmful consequences. Now criminalized at the federal level, we discuss the practice of conversion therapy: its impacts, ideological underpinnings, and the legislative approaches to its ban in Canada.

We speak with Dr. Kristopher Wells, associate professor in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies at MacEwen University, and author of the Canada Research Chair report, “Conversion Therapy in Canada: A Guide for Legislative Action.”

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Posté le 31 Mai 2022

Le droit des locataires durant la crise du logement au Québec

Dans cet épisode, nous explorons les droits et obligations respectives des propriétaires et des locataires au Québec. Nous discutons du phénomène des rénovictions, des particularités du Tribunal administratif du logement, ainsi que de certains mécanismes mis en place pour protéger les droits des locataires et de solutions potentielles à la crise du logement qui touche plusieurs villes du Québec.

Nous parlons avec Me Marc-André Émard, avocat au Bureau Centre-Sud de l’aide juridique, et Me Daniel Crespo Villareal, chargé de cours en droit du logement à l’Université du Québec à Montréal et avocat chez DDC Légal.

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Posté le 10 Mai 2022

The law, politics, and history of equalization in Canada

Enshrined in the Canadian Constitution since 1982, Canada’s equalization program transfers federal tax revenue to provinces whose fiscal capacity is less than the national average. But since its inception, equalization has been subject to recurring public debate and controversy. In this episode we unpack Alberta’s 2021 equalization referendum with Professor Eric Adams from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law, and explore the constitutional legal history of equalization.

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Posté le 12 Avr 2022

Social Determinants of Health and the Charter: Has the Right to Health Been Realized in Canada?

Reflecting on 40 years of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we speak with Professor Martha Jackman from the University of Ottawa about the right to health. In particular, we explore how the right has been litigated on section 7 and section 15 grounds to advance protection over social determinants of health—such as access to food, clean water, and housing—with varying degrees of success. This special episode was produced in collaboration with the McGill Journal of Law & Health.

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Posté le 5 Avr 2022

Climate Change and the Charter: Securing the Right to a Healthy Environment

In a new and historic constitutional challenge, seven youth plaintiffs allege that the Ontario government’s weakening of the province’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target violates their Charter rights. In this episode, we explore the history of Mathur v Ontario and discuss whether governmental climate plans are reviewable by courts. Our guest is Fraser Thomson, a lawyer at Ecojustice who is representing the Mathur claimants.

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Posté le 29 Mar 2022

The Law of Armed Conflict and its Limits: Lessons from Afghanistan

The Afghanistan War and its legacy continue to exert a profound influence over Canada’s national security policy. In this episode, we reflect on Canada’s role within the war and the international humanitarian law that governed the conflict. We speak with Retired Maj Gen Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces (2010–2017), and Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame.

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Posté le 23 Mar 2022

Deconstructing the Reasonable Person

Although the reasonable person standard continues to be a useful tool in many areas of the law, it can also reinforce stereotypes of power and privilege. In this episode, we speak with Professor Mayo Moran about what a critical lens reveals about the shortcomings and limitations of the reasonable person standard.

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