Editors’ Note — Correction from 23 February, 2016

It has come to our attention that in Lisa Bush’s article, “Indigenous Stories, Settler Bodies: Why ‘Reconciliation’ is not a Commodity” a paragraph preceded the article that was a mistake.  The paragraph read: “This article is not for everyone.  If you are looking for an in-depth analysis of a Supreme Court case, or a cover …

OCI Special Edition

The 2015/2016 Obiter Dicta OCI Survey and Special Edition come courtesy the hard work of Obiter Staff Member and Osgoode student Michael Motala, and the Obiter Dicta staff. Click below to view the pdf version of the report:   OCI Special Edition    

An Unexpected Experience at Parkdale Community Legal Services

Being a summer caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services (“PCLS”) has historically brought with it experiences and opportunities that are interesting, exciting, and challenging. Students are expected to carry at least twenty active files and taught necessary lawyering skills, while also dedicating time to community legal work and campaigns for systemic change. This summer, my …

Finding My WayHome

My attempt to wade through, and make sense of, Toronto’s first camping festival’s lineup On 10 February 2015, the GTA’s worst kept secret was finally released into the public domain. The town of Barrie, or as hipsters call it, Oro-Medonte, will be hosting the area’s first camping music festival. Headliners Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and …

Home mail delivery: feeding the flame

The House of Commons has returned from its winter break, its inhabitants once again seeking to feed the fires of democracy with all manner of fuel. There are the logs: the big, meaty issues that represent the long-term interests of all Canadians. These are slow-burners: natural resource exploitation, income inequality, sovereign debt. Naturally, these have …

How I stopped clicking

If you have Facebook, you’ve done it. If you’ve procrastinated, you’ve done it. I can say with confidence that nearly everyone who reads this article has fallen prey to clickbait at least once. I certainly have. But I’m finished; no more. Clickbait, as far as I can tell, has run its course. Teshkeel Media Group …