Jurisfoodence

The Best of blogTO’s Best of Toronto   Hello Ozzies, and welcome to the first installment of this year’s Jurisfoodence! I am most humbled to be your host for this journey, where we will be diving into blogTO’s “Best of Toronto” feature and hopefully uncovering some culinary gems that may prove useful to the three people whose procrastination has …

An Early Retirement

Justice Cromwell’s departure will test the Liberal government’s call for transparency Justice Thomas Albert Cromwell: “Being a judge is both a great privilege and an onerous responsibility” The news that Justice Cromwell had announced he will retire from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on 1 September of this year—twelve years before the mandatory retirement …

Ethical Issues in Sport

The 2016 Entertainment and Sports Law Conference Sponsored by Osgoode’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association, the eighteenth annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on 4 March 2016. The long-running and highly successful conference brings together some of the top IP, entertainment, and sports professionals to talk about …

A Constitutional Crisis

Antonin Scalia’s death highlights the enormous political divide in the US United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away suddenly in a hunting ranch in Texas on 13 February. Justice Scalia was a brilliant scholar and the leading originalist jurist in the United States, and by all accounts, a very personable guy. I didn’t …

Not-So-Goodwill

The continued downfall of a charitable empire Having to live paycheck-to-paycheck is a harsh reality for many, and one of the scariest thoughts for a low-income worker is arriving to your job and seeing that it no longer exists. This happened on 17 January 2016 to the workers at Goodwill Toronto, when it closed sixteen …