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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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.”

    • 25 min
    Le droit des locataires durant la crise du logement au Québec

    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.

    • 30 min
    The law, politics, and history of equalization in Canada

    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 explore the constitutional legal history of equalization and unpack Alberta’s 2021 equalization referendum with Professor Eric Adams from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law. 

    • 20 min

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