TIFF Review: Comrade Kim Goes Flying

NANCY SITU <Senior Editor-in-Chief> It’s not every day that a Western-financed North Korean fiction feature shows in a Yonge-Dundas theatre on a breezy Tuesday night. It’s not even every day that North Korean fiction films can be Western-financed. In fact, Comrade Kim Goes Flying was the first ever. The “light-hearted romantic comedy” is about a …

Isolation of Iran

When the Canadian government is labelled racist by Iran, it follows that we have done something right. Quite apart from racism, the Canadian government has demonstrated principled moral leadership in its decision to close its embassy in Iran and expel Iranian diplomats from Canada. In response to Canada’s decision, the Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that …

Message from Dean Sossin: “Experience Osgoode”

Welcome (and for those of you returning, welcome back)! Last year, Osgoode’s new Strategic Plan, “Experience Osgoode” was unanimously adopted by Faculty Council – http://digital.yorku.ca/i/59910. It represents a bold roadmap for the future. For students, the Plan highlights the importance of experiential learning, community engagement, accessible legal education and undertaking research which helps shape public …

The New Obiter Dicta

I remember picking up my first issue of the Obiter Dicta sometime during an O-Week lunch break two years ago. My initial thoughts were probably somewhere along the lines of “what does ‘obiter dicta’ mean” and “how does anyone have time to read this during law school much less produce its content?” But as every …