PROTESTING THE PIPELINE

Thousands Rally Against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Recently, thousands of protestors gathered in Burnaby, British Columbia to oppose the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Overseen by the Canadian division of Texas-based oil giant Kinder Morgan, the $7.4-billion project will expand the current 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby. The new extension is set …

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, …

The Dead Tree

How the United States Constitution makes gun control nearly impossible In the aftermath of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, gun control is once again a hot topic in the U.S. In the days that followed the shooting, many of the school’s students spoke out about the U.S. government’s lax stance on …

Genetic Technology: A Blessing or Curse?

Osgoode Health Law Association: Perspectives in Health   Completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 ushered in a new era of genetic technology that offered significant promise of scientific advancement in the areas of medicine, life sciences and biotechnology. However, along with the potential for benefits also came serious concerns about the improper retrieval, …

Damn It, Not Again

Wow. Just wow. It was surreal to wake up to the news that Doug Ford is the new leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party. It shouldn’t have been surreal, considering how many hard-right populists have risen to political power in recent years, but here we are. One more doughy blue-blood shoved into a suit and …

Could Technology Replace Family Lawyers and Judges?

Exploring new innovative models in family law Written on behalf of the Osgoode Hall Family Law Association  I ask myself this question regularly. Technology now delivers countless essential services. Banking is automated. Dating apps are the norm. We Uber everywhere. But our legal system is stuck in the past. When it comes to technology, Ontario …