NADIA GUO <News Editor> We’re back with the second instalment of Obiter’s Criminal Law Watch Column. Since our last publication, the world of criminal law has been rife with events and hypocrisies to keep you on your toes. This week I’ve chosen to focus on the death of Aaron Swartz.
MELANIE BANKA GOELA <Contributor> Osgoode’s first ever Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW): Creating a Culture of Wellness (November 19 to 21, 2012), was in my view, a significant step toward wellness for the Osgoode community.
CAMERON SMITH <Contributor> Having read with interest the piece on the most recent reincarnation of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Gaza within the last edition of Obiter Dicta, I wanted to refute the claims made that Israel is a state where basic liberty is protected, religious freedom is fundamental, and the rule of law is paramount.
NADIA GUO <News Editor> This semester will mark the first instalment of Nadia’s Criminal Law Watch column. Within each issue of Obiter Dicta, I will be keeping Osgoode up to date on current and noteworthy developments in criminal law in Canada, and around the globe, with a focus on injustices.
JIHEE (MARIE) PARK <Staff Writer> November 17th was World Prematurity Awareness Day. It may have been a singular date to give a moment to think about one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality and increased risk of a multitude of neurological, cardiovascular, and other conditions.
ERIN HUDSON <CUP Québec Bureau Chief> MONTREAL (CUP) — On Nov. 2, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for the Coalition large de l’Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSÉ), announced his decision to appeal the guilty verdict handed down the day before by Judge Denis Jacques.
TRAVIS WEAGANT <Co-Editor-in-Chief> Thomas, a friend of mine, once told me a story about his grandmother and Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day was first observed in the inter-war period in Great Britain. November 11th, Armistice Day, seemed a fitting day to commemorate the vast human tragedy of the Great War
CECIL ROTENBERG <Contributor> Canada’s immigration policy and legislation changes are taking place so fast that some people jokingly say that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder. Even immigration professionals are confounded by the speed at which the immigration system is being overhauled.
KATHERINE DECLERQ <CUP Ontario Bureau Chief> Reprinted from Canadian University Press. OTTAWA (CUP) — On Oct. 15, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced some shocking news — he was resigning.
CITLALLY MACIEL <Staff Writer> The story of the Prodigal Son is one of Jesus’ parables which tells the story of a son who asks his father for his inheritance and then leaves and wastes it all. He then returns home and repents.