They Say Sex Sells

…But All At A Cost     It was hard for me to pick what to write about for my first article of my last year at Osgoode. I was mulling over all the topical controversial news topics we have in the media currently, from the dreaded US elections, ongoing issues in the Middle East, bans on …

Sterilization of Vulnerable Groups

Unfortunately Not an Archaic Procedure of the Past We as Canadians have a dark history of oppression and violence enacted upon marginalized populations. Unfortunately, some of this oppression and violence lives on, often occurring under the radar of many Canadians’ knowledge. The sterilization of vulnerable and marginalized groups was used as a process of eugenics …

Facebook Privacy? Who Needs That?

Warning: Recent Changes to Facebook Privacy Settings May Have Made Your Old Posts Public Social media can be a powerful tool, but it also can be like that ex you keep going back to but you know you shouldn’t. For example, on those days when you have an essay to write, exams to study for, …

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance – Law Could Be The Answer

Many People Are Unknowingly Being Exposed to Antibiotics A new study published in the Lancet on 16 October estimates that as many as half of infections after surgery and more than a quarter of infections after chemotherapy are caused by organisms already resistant to standard antibiotics. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also stated that …

Russia Further Complicates War in Syria

As many people have already heard, Russia has joined the war in Syria, where Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. This recent addition to the four year civil war in Syria has added new elements, which continue to further the suffering for many civilians. Russia claimed that they are …

We’re Supposed To Trust Cops, Right?

NEARLY 350 OFFICERS DISCIPLINED The police have high expectations placed upon them, as they are ideally a group of protectors, defenders, and enforcement of the law. While the majority of police may still meet these high expectations, a Toronto Star investigation recently uncovered some “hidden truths” in how the minority of police officers who do …

Truth and Reconciliation

Moving Forward After the TRC Report Over the past summer, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) put forth ninety-nine recommendations to address the ongoing historical violence Indigenous people face. Issues addressed include the continuing legacy of the residential school system, missing and murdered Indigenous women, and the attempt to restore relations between Indigenous people and …

Harper and His Many Omnibus Bills

Tracking the various Omnibus Bills implemented by the Harper Government Omnibus bills: one of Harper’s favourite tools; used akin to the invisibility cloak in Harry Potter, as most of the public has no idea what changes are being made to many laws which change our daily lives. Generally, omnibus bills cover a diverse range of …

The Conservative Government’s Oppressive Bull’s-eye on People Associated with Social Differences

Bill C-51 and Bill C-279 as Obstacles for the Progression of Social Justice in Canada The law can be used as a tool to empower people associated with social differences—which pertain to the social construction and intersectionality of gender, sexuality, race, ability, class, and caste in society—but it can can also be used to further …

Commodified Flesh? No. Commodified People.

The Social Injustices of Clinical Drug Trials in the Global South Capitalism: a word that describes a society where an alarming number of things can be bought and sold. Land, air, resources, people’s thoughts and ideas—all are liable for exploitation and depletion in service of an expanding market. The human body has also become a …