What do Legal Entrepreneurs Do?

A Reflection on LEO’s Den: A Career Panel of Roaring Proportions I will begin with a disclaimer: I am by no means a successful entrepreneur. At the very most, I am an ex-lemonade hustler with a knack for pocket change profits. I do not know how to run a business, and, aside form zippy lemonade, …

Presenting the New Alumni Support Program

The Osgoode Peer Support Centre (OPSC) sat down with Darryl Singer (’91), creator of the Alumni Support Program, to discuss this initiative which seeks to connect students facing wellness crises with legal professionals who have gone through similar experiences. This program was inspired by the Member Assistance Program and is a collaborative effort between the …

Perspectives in Health: Canada’s National Access to Necessary Medicines Strategy

Has there been any progress with Pharmacare?   In 1964, the Royal Commission on Health Services, or “Hall Commission,” named after Supreme Court Justice Emmett Hall, produced recommendations for a universal, public Pharmacare program for Canada, following Canada’s introduction of Medicare. Justice Hall argued that access to necessary medicines should be introduced as an additional …

Perspectives in Health: The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act

What is happening with Vanessa’s Law? On 6 December 2013, Conservative Member of Parliament for Oakville, Terence Young, introduced the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) in order to provide Canadians with a more stringent drug-monitoring system. Without dissent from any of Canada’s federal political parties, Vanessa’s Law received Royal Assent and became …

The Torturous Conditions in Canadian Prisons

The Overuse of Segregation and the Interplay Between Mental Health and Segregation   1,560. That is how many days 23-year-old Ontario inmate, Adam Capay, spent in continuous segregation, without trial, in a small, Plexiglas-lined cell.[i] The UN Commission on Human Rights defines prolonged segregation as anything greater than fifteen days. If the segregation exceeds fifteen …