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After the Pandemic: Karen Eltis speaks about digitalizing our courts

Karen Eltis, author of Courts, Litigants, and the Digital Age 2/e, talks about the pressing need to modernize our courts system, the risks that come with it, and the precautions we should be taking. Click here to listen to the full interview.

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Coughlan and Frazer Among the Most Influential Lawyers of 2019

Congratulations to Irwin Law authors Steve Coughlan and Mitch Frazer who have been named to Canadian Lawyer‘s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list! Steve Coughlan (Criminal Procedure 3/e, Detention and Arrest 2/e, The Anatomy of Criminal Procedure) spearheaded the efforts of the entire criminal law academic community in advising the Department of Justice on changes that led to the passage of Bill …

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Authors weigh in on Omar Khadr debate

Omar Khadr’s case has commanded the July news headlines, and our Irwin Law authors have weighed in on the outcome. For your reading pleasure, we’ve listed some clippings featuring their commentary below: What 3 legal minds say about the Omar Khadr settlement – featuring commentary from Lorne Sossin From Craig Forcese’s National Security Law Blog: A Once & Final Parsing of …

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Canadian Lawyer names Forcese and Roach 2016 Changemakers

Congratulations to Craig Forcese and Kent Roach, who have been named as two of the Top 25 Most Influential Changemakers of 2016 by Canadian Lawyer magazine! Here is what the magazine has to say about them: “This duo more than anyone helped educate the Canadian public on the pitfalls and issues of the previous federal Conservative government’s proposed anti-terrorism laws. …

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Cameron Hutchison contributes to

We’re delighted that Cameron Hutchison, author of Digital Copyright Law, is the newest contributor to! Read his first article, “5 Questions About Digital Copyright Law,” here. Hutchison answers the following questions: 1. What is a digital lock? 2. How broadly will the bittorent infringement enabler provision be applied? 3. Will the “Youtube exception” provide adequate protection for non-commercial creators …

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Forcese and Roach on Bill C-22 in The Lawyers Weekly

Almost one year after the publication of False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism, authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach are weighing in on the government’s proposed security review panel. They warn that review “is not a substitute for fixing bad and overbroad security laws.” Read what they have to say in The Lawyers Weekly.

Author David Kerzner on TIEA loopholes

The Panama Papers, and international tax evasion, continue to make news headlines around the world. In a recent investigation between the CBC and Toronto Star, author David Kerzner has pointed out the weaknesses of Canada’s tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs), stating that “Ninety per cent of tax havens in the world lack these critical records. It’s too easy to take …

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The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright

Michael Enright’s essay, “Should animals have rights similar to human rights?”, was broadcast on The Sunday Edition yesterday (May 31). Enright draws upon Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law, noting that “animals are sentient and self-aware and they can suffer pain. Just like the rest of us.” Listen to the essay now.

The Conduct of Public Inquiries

Ed Ratushny, author of The Conduct of Public Inquiries published by Irwin Law in October, appeared on the March 17th edition of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Ratushny appleared along with Ontario Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor, Justice Stephen Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Paul Cavalluzzo, lead commission counsel on the Walkerton and Arar inquiries, and Linda …

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