Osgoode Then and Now

LORNE SOSSIN <Dean> When we embarked on the Osgoode History and Archives Project (OHAP) in 2010, we wanted to focus on telling our stories as an Osgoode community. This project includes infusing those stories in the new Ignat Kaneff building (for example, through the Osgoode Then and Now niche in Gowlings Hall), in digital form …

Sizing Up Our Predecessors

You know that scene in Love Actually when Hugh Grant, playing the British Prime Minister, wonders aloud at the portrait of Thatcher on the wall if she had the same problems as he?  Well, we’ve been poring over the back issues of the Obiter from as far back as 1970 and wondering the same thing.  …

Who’s Afraid of Pauline Marois?

There’s an elephant in the Canadian room right now that this publication still hasn’t addressed.  There’s a new Premier on the scene, and she (apparently) means business.  Pauline Marois has spent the last two months saying deliberately shocking things to rile up anglophone Quebeckers and the citizens of the so-called “Rest of Canada” (or ROC, …

The New Obiter Dicta

I remember picking up my first issue of the Obiter Dicta sometime during an O-Week lunch break two years ago. My initial thoughts were probably somewhere along the lines of “what does ‘obiter dicta’ mean” and “how does anyone have time to read this during law school much less produce its content?” But as every …