Lost in Taxation

Revenue Agency Ordered to Pay $1.7M in Damages In 2008, Tony and Helen Samaroo, a couple from Nanaimo, British Columbia who owned a popular restaurant called the MGM, were charged with twenty-one counts of tax evasion. The Samaroos were accused of misrepresenting earnings and pocketing upwards of $50,000 a month off the books. The couple …

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 …

Ireland Prepares to Join the 20th Century

After decades of intransigence, Ireland will hold a vote to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion   2018 could be the year abortion is finally legalized in Ireland if a referendum to repeal the constitution’s Eighth Amendment passes this spring. The country’s restrictive abortion law is over 150 years old. Passed in 1861, the Offenses …

Starry Decisis, March 2018

Whether you’re on campus during the strike, or reading this online, I can guarantee that this month will have its share of challenges, and it will be the last column that I write as your Ostrologist.   Aries,   The month will be filled with turmoil and strife. The disruptions around you will cause things …