Beyond Freud and Hobbes

What Economic Analyses of Law Have to say About Legalizing Drugs Introduction Psychology, medicine, law, and philosophy are usually in the spotlight when it comes to discussions regarding the legalization of drugs. These knowledge fields are indeed capable of contributing to the discussion in many ways. To psychologists and doctors, this is, above all else, …

Access to the Civil Justice System in Canada is a Concern According to Data from the 2016 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

According to the most recent World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, Canada ranks twelfth overall out of 113 countries included in the survey. Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands rank first to fifth, respectively. Canada’s overall index score of 0.81 is tied with the UK and Australia. The US ranks eighteenth overall. Ranking …

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

The issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) superbugs, wherein pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi develop ways to resist different drug treatments, is rapidly becoming an issue on the international stage. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly met to discuss the issue of AMR and the G20 meeting included AMR in its closing communique, …

Horror Stories 2

In the spirit of going with what works, I’ve decided to write a second edition of “horror stories of men without shame.” While I had planned on writing this follow-up in March (when an increased workload made tricking – er, “convincing” – others to write most of my article for me more appealing), the upcoming …

In Defense of Legally Blonde

When Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre selected the Broadway musical Legally Blonde to be its 2017 Lawyer Show production, several veterans of the cast expressed doubt—if not outright alarm—over the choice. After all, Nightwood is Canada’s premiere women’s theatre company, highly respected for its focus on women in theatre, and the annual Lawyer Show (now in its …

The Trudeau Enigma

“The Independent divided Canadian Prime ministers into two broad categories: ‘the first comprises those whom the rest of the world has largely forgotten, if ever knew about them; the second comprises Pierre Trudeau,’” is the opening line of Max and Monique Nemni’s Young Trudeau: 1919-1944. There is a considerable degree of truth to this statement. …

Perspectives in Health: The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act

What is happening with Vanessa’s Law? On 6 December 2013, Conservative Member of Parliament for Oakville, Terence Young, introduced the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) in order to provide Canadians with a more stringent drug-monitoring system. Without dissent from any of Canada’s federal political parties, Vanessa’s Law received Royal Assent and became …

Why Auston Matthews Is a Better Player Than Jack Eichel At This Stage of Their Respective NHL Career

Part II   Sorry for the Cliffhanger but… The evidence is impressive. It comes in all forms—both qualitatively (through the eyes of amateur and professional scouts) as well as quantitatively (for those who do analytics and crunch numbers). As the—what is quickly becoming insurmountable—evidence continues to pile up and trend in favour of Auston Matthews, …

Global Affairs – The Year Ahead

To say that 2016 was an eventful year for the world of global affairs would be an understatement. The US election and the Brexit vote gave serious shivers to the world. ISIS continued to terrorise the globe from Istanbul to Orlando. Europe struggled with its migrant crisis and countries from France to Hungary saw the …

Law & Innovation

The past few years have shown exponential growth in the influence of technology. Netflix disrupted the DVD market, Uber damaged the taxi industry, alternate finance gave goose-bumps to the Venture-Capitalists and Airbnb left its mark on the hospitality industry. Interesting developments also lie ahead of us: 3D printing is on the horizon to potentially disrupt …