Canadian Law and Assisted Human Reproduction: A History and Current Challenges

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health   Over the past few decades, assisted human reproduction has undergone significant developments in Canada.  Increases in technology have led to incredible developments, such as embryonic cloning and in vitro fertilization (IVF), resulting in a growth of study in assisted reproduction policy.  In 2004, the federal government passed …

Racism Lives at Osgoode Too

 Embracing the #RacismLivesHereToo campaign at Osgoode Hall Law School My excitement in coming to Osgoode was unparalleled: the first day of the legal career for the first lawyer-to be in the family. I couldn’t wait for all the intellectual discussions with like-minded people who were here to make the world a better place. To my shock, …

Jordan’s Principle: Canada and its False Promises

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health       With tragic cases such as those of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie recently coming to a close, Canadians are becoming aware of the effects that governments and their institutions have on Indigenous people, and in these cases specifically, Indigenous youth. These two cases illustrate the …

Newly Proposed Regulations for Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: A Solution or Part of the Problem?

  In Carter v Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the criminal status of medically assisted dying was unconstitutional.[1] In June 2016, the government of Canada responded by creating provisions in the Criminal Code (Code) that decriminalized medical assistance in dying (MAiD).[2] Sections 241(2)-(7) of the Code set out the applicable exemptions allowing …

Considering the “Best Interests” of Indigenous Children in Family Law Cases

Indigenous children are starkly overrepresented in Ontario’s child welfare system: there are 7 times as many children in care as their proportion of the population.[1] The same problem existed in the 1980’s when the Supreme Court of Canada articulated the “best interests of the child” test in a de facto adoption case involving an Indigenous …

EVENT: Canadian Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Reflecting on the 1st Year

Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights/OBA Foundation   DATE:  Thursday, 24 November 2016 TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: Ontario Bar Association 20 Toronto Street #300 Toronto, ON M5C 2B8   Register for FREE at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-responses-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-reflecting-on-the-1st-year-tickets-28748709163https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-responses-to-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-reflecting-on-the-1st-year-tickets-28748709163 About the Conference: Join Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights and the OBA Foundation for Canadian Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Reflections on …

Perspectives in Health – Big Pharma’s unbranded campaigns

Do we always know when we’re being marketed to? Every day on our way to school, work, or home, when we are watching TV, listening to the radio, or are surfing social media, we may be exposed to pharmaceutical industry marketing campaigns, whether we know it or not. Is there anything wrong with being exposed to industry marketing? Well, it …