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Under Volume 57, the McGill Law Journal became the first Canadian legal journal to launch a significant podcast series. Each episode provides a forum for discussing important legal questions, while connecting with our audience in a deeper way. Envoyez-nous un courriel à journal.law@mcgill.ca si vous avez des questions ou des suggestions.

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Under Volume 57, the McGill Law Journal became the first Canadian legal journal to launch a significant podcast series. Each episode provides a forum for discussing important legal questions, while connecting with our audience in a deeper way. Envoyez-nous un courriel à journal.law@mcgill.ca si vous avez des questions ou des suggestions.

    Seeds of Sovereignty: Indigenous Rights and Canadian Cannabis Law

    Seeds of Sovereignty: Indigenous Rights and Canadian Cannabis Law

    Three years following the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the role of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in regulating cannabis has yet to be adequately addressed, creating a state of legal uncertainty over questions about jurisdiction and control. Despite this uncertainty, some Indigenous nations have nonetheless begun to assert their inherent rights to self-government and regulate cannabis according to their own customs and laws. In this episode, we explore both the challenges the Cannabis Act has posed for Indigenous governments and cannabis entrepreneurs, as well as the flourishing “red market” of cannabis businesses that operate and are licensed under Indigenous laws and frameworks.

    • 20 min
    Contracts of Silence: How NDAs can silence victims and cover up wrongdoing

    Contracts of Silence: How NDAs can silence victims and cover up wrongdoing

    Traditionally used to protect trade secrets and proprietary information, non-disclosure agreements are now regularly found in employment contracts and settlement agreements of all kinds. But these agreements can also operate as oppressive contracts of silence – particularly when invoked to prevent victims of discrimination, harassment, or abuse from speaking out about their experiences. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Julie Macfarlane about the questionable legality of non-disclosure agreements, and how legislative reform could restrict their ability to perpetuate harm.

    • 21 min
    My Body, My Rules? Challenges Facing the Canadian Government During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    My Body, My Rules? Challenges Facing the Canadian Government During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In this special mini-episode, we discuss government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that continue to be faced. Our guest is Lorian Hardcastle, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary. Professor Hardcastle's research covers a wide range of health-related topics, including public health law and policy, regulation and governance of the health care system, and liability and governance of health facilities.

    • 5 min
    1) The Judicial Nomination Process: Promoting Independence and Diversity

    1) The Judicial Nomination Process: Promoting Independence and Diversity

    In Part 1 of our two-part series on judicial independence, we dive into the judicial appointment process of the superior courts of Canada to get a better sense of the stakes involved for both prospective judges and broader society. This episode features an insightful interview with Brad Regehr, President of the Canadian Bar Association, who discusses the CBA's approach to these complex issues.

    • 20 min
    2) Le processus de nomination judiciaire : à l’abri de la partisanerie politique?

    2) Le processus de nomination judiciaire : à l’abri de la partisanerie politique?

    Lors du dernier épisode, nous avons mis en lumière, en compagnie du président de l’Association du barreau canadien, Brad Regehr, le processus de nomination de la magistrature aux cours supérieures du Canada. Dans cet épisode, nous situerons le processus de nomination judiciaire dans son contexte politique plus large. Notre invité est Patrick Taillon, professeur à la Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval.

    • 18 min
    Ethics Meets Law: Applying Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation in Quebec

    Ethics Meets Law: Applying Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation in Quebec

    In this episode, we explore how Medical Assistance in Dying legislation works on the ground, asking what challenges continue to face medical practitioners and patients when applying its criteria. We also ask broader questions about the meaning of capacity, proportionality, the role of conscientious objection, and, finally, what remains excluded from the law. Our guest is Nicky Fraser, clinical nurse specialist in MAID at the MUHC.

    • 16 min

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